Special Issue "Nanobiophotonics, Photomedicine, and Imaging"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Chih-Chia Huang
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Guest Editor
Department of Photonics, Center of Applied Nanomedicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Interests: nanotheranostics, biophotonics, surface enhanced Raman scattering, photothermal and photodynamic therapy, nanomedicine

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Integration of optical signal amplification and phototherapy (i.e., photothermal therapy and photodynamic therapy) using nanosystems, nanotechnologies, and nanoparticles has unveiled exciting innovations in both non-invasive disease detection and smart therapeutic approaches. In recent disease detection, various strategies have shown cell surface-specific recognition design with microenvironment-responsive biomolecules, which can be activated at long wavelengths (i.e., near infrared (NIR)-I and NIR-II regions). As for the diagnosis approach, separation technologies combined with optical signals (e.g., microfluidic devices with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)) were applied to increase the sensitivity of small biomaterials detection. In the therapeutic area, much research has demonstrated the potential of optical treatment at a tissue level without severe thermal side effects. Therefore, the main focus of this Special Issue is to cover the recent advances in newly developed nanobiophotonics, nanophototherapy, novel photomedicine, and state-of-the-art bioimaging platforms toward their potential applications in cancer targeting, neurological disorder treatment, pathogenic microorganisms sensing, wound healing, tissue engineering, cardiovascular diseases, and deep-tissue imaging. Furthermore, the content will aim to target “translational innovators” like chemists, biologists, and materials scientists, that aim to collaborate with clinicians and engineers to create new and smart NIR-nanotechnology/nanobiotechnology/optical nanomaterials to tackle crucial nanobiomedical problems.

Prof. Chih-Chia Huang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanobiophotonics
  • photomedicine
  • photothermal therapy
  • photodynamic therapy
  • theranostics
  • nanocarrier
  • biosensor
  • photonics nanostructures
  • nanoparticle-combined biophotonics
  • bioimaging
  • cancer treatment
  • neurological disorders
  • pathogenic microorganisms
  • wound healing
  • cardiovascular diseases

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Ultra-High Refractive Index Sensing Structure Based on a Metal-Insulator-Metal Waveguide-Coupled T-Shape Cavity with Metal Nanorod Defects
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(10), 1433; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9101433 - 10 Oct 2019
Abstract
An ultra-high plasmonic refractive index sensing structure composed of a metal–insulator–metal (MIM) waveguide coupled to a T-shape cavity and several metal nanorod defects is proposed and investigated by using finite element method. The designed plasmonic MIM waveguide can constitute a cavity resonance zone [...] Read more.
An ultra-high plasmonic refractive index sensing structure composed of a metal–insulator–metal (MIM) waveguide coupled to a T-shape cavity and several metal nanorod defects is proposed and investigated by using finite element method. The designed plasmonic MIM waveguide can constitute a cavity resonance zone and the metal nanorod defects can effectively trap the light in the T-shape cavity. The results reveal that both the size of defects in wider rectangular cavity and the length of narrower rectangular cavity are primary factors increasing the sensitivity performance. The sensitivity can achieve as high as 8280 nm/RIU (RIU denotes the refractive index unit), which is the highest sensitivity reported in plasmonic MIM waveguide-based sensors to our knowledge. In addition, the proposed structure can also serve as a temperature sensor with temperature sensitivity as high as 3.30 nm/°C. The designed structure with simplicity and ease of fabrication can be applied in sensitivity nanometer scale refractive index sensor and may potentially be used in optical on-chip nanosensor. Full article
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