Special Issue "New Trends in Porous Semiconductor Research"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Barillaro
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Information Engineering Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; microsystems; biosensors; lab-on-chip; nanophotonics; microelectronics; organ-on-chip
Dr. Fréderique Cunin
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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier
Interests: nanomaterials; targeted therapies; nanomedicine; regenerative medicine; porous silicon
Prof. Dr. Thierry Djenizian
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Flexible Electronics Department, Head of Department, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Interests: nanomaterials; energy storage and conversion; microbatteries; flexible electronics
Prof. Dr. Lluis F. Marsal
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Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Avda. Països Catalans, 26, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
Interests: biosensors; micro–nanoporous materials; nanophotonics; nanomedicine; organic and hybrid nanostructured materials
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Prof. Dr. Nicolas Voelcker
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1. Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Victoria, 3168, Australia
2. Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Interests: biosensors; nanoparticles; drug delivery; nanomedicine; lab-on-a-chip; microfluidics; cell therapy; regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Sailor
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, mail code 0358 University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0358, USA
Interests: porous silicon, drug delivery materials, chemical and biochemical sensors, nanomedicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue entitled “New Trends in Porous Semiconductor Research” is dedicated to the 2020 edition of the Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology (PSST) Conference. It features the most important and recent exciting results related to all aspects of the manufacturing, characterization, and applications of porous semiconductor-based nanomaterials. It is a collection of articles carefully selected from more than 200 abstracts submitted to PSST 2020.

The topical areas cover electrochemical and metal-assisted chemical etching; surface chemistry and functionalization; pore filling and nanoparticle decoration; novel nanostructures and microfabrication techniques; micro photonics and luminescence; micro systems and electronics; medical applications; imaging and therapy; energy harvesting, storage and conversion; sensors and biosensors; as well as emerging applications.

The PSST Conference is an international meeting on porous semiconductors scheduled every two years.  Held since 1998, PSST is a unique international scientific experience entirely dedicated to various aspects of porous semiconductor based nanomaterials, and promotion of their use in—though not limited to—sensing, medicine, energy, life sciences, microfluidics, electronics, and photonics.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Barillaro
Dr. Fréderique Cunin
Prof. Dr. Thierry Djenizian
Prof. Lluis F. Marsal
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Voelcker
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Sailor
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • porous materials
  • semiconductors
  • microfabrication
  • nanomaterials

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Optical Platform to Analyze a Model Drug-Loading and Releasing Profile Based on Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Gradient Index Filters
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 730; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030730 - 14 Mar 2021
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In this work, a methodology that exploits the optical properties of the nanoporous anodic alumina gradient index filters (NAA-GIFs) has been developed and applied to evaluate in real time the release dynamics of a cargo molecule, acting as a model drug, filling the [...] Read more.
In this work, a methodology that exploits the optical properties of the nanoporous anodic alumina gradient index filters (NAA-GIFs) has been developed and applied to evaluate in real time the release dynamics of a cargo molecule, acting as a model drug, filling the pores. NAA-GIFs with two photonic stopbands (PSBs) were prepared with one of its stop bands in the same absorption wavelength range of the cargo molecule, whereas the second stopband away from this absorption range. Numerical simulation and experiments confirm that the relative height of the high reflectance bands in the reflectance spectra of NAA-GIFs filled with the drug can be related to the relative amount of drug filling the pores. This property has been applied in a flow cell setup to measure in real-time the release dynamics of NAA-GIFs with the inner pore surface modified by layer-by-layer deposition of polyelectrolytes and loaded with the cargo molecule. The methodology developed in this work acts as a tool for the study of drug delivery from porous nanostructures. Full article
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PNA-Based Graphene Oxide/Porous Silicon Hybrid Biosensor: Towards a Label-Free Optical Assay for Brugada Syndrome
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2233; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112233 - 10 Nov 2020
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Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) is a synthetic DNA mimic that outperforms the properties of traditional oligonucleotides (ONs). On account of its outstanding features, such as remarkable binding affinity towards complementary DNA or RNA as well as high thermal and chemical stability, PNA has [...] Read more.
Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) is a synthetic DNA mimic that outperforms the properties of traditional oligonucleotides (ONs). On account of its outstanding features, such as remarkable binding affinity towards complementary DNA or RNA as well as high thermal and chemical stability, PNA has been proposed as a valuable alternative to the ON probe in gene-sensor design. In this study, a hybrid transducer made-up of graphene oxide (GO) nano-sheets covalently grafted onto a porous silicon (PSi) matrix has been investigated for the early detection of a genetic cardiac disorder, the Brugada syndrome (BS). A functionalization strategy towards the realization of a potential PNA-based device is described. A PNA, able to detect the SCN5A gene associated with the BS, has been properly synthesized and used as a bioprobe for the realization of a proof-of-concept label-free optical PNA-biosensor. PSi reflectance and GO photoluminescence signals were simultaneously exploited for the monitoring of the device functionalization and response. Full article
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