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Special Issue "Carbon Dot Sensors"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2020.
Interests: Luminescent nanomaterials/materials, Carbon based nanomaterials, Nanosensors, Environmental sustainability, Advanced environmental treatments, Natural bioactive molecules
In 2004, a new family of carbon nanomaterials, named carbon dots or carbon quantum dots, was identified in the purification of carbon nanotubes. Meanwhile, these nanomaterials have been shown to have excellent photophysical and photochemical properties, and low toxicity, and can be produced from renewable materials under sustainable conditions. Currently, on-going research is improving these features far beyond standard values, for example, in terms of their quantum yields, photo and thermal stability, reactivity, and selectivity. Carbon dots are becoming real alternatives to other luminescent nanomaterials in applications involving toxicity and natural resources sustainability issues, such as semiconductors quantum dots. Fluorescent, chemiluminescent, and upconversion fluorescent carbon nanomaterials have been reported. These properties confer an important role in analytical/bioanalytical sensing chemistry and imaging/bioimaging because extended linear concentration ranges, very low detection limits, and high selectivity are foreseen and have already been demonstrated. The present Special Issue is focused on the sensor design, preparation, and analytical applications of carbon dots.
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Esteves da Silva
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- Carbon dots
- Carbon quantum dots
- Chemical sensors
- Biochemical sensors
- Environmental sensors
- Biological sensors
- Clinical sensors
- Bioimaging sensors
- Chemiluminescent sensors
- Upconversion carbon nanomaterial sensors.