Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Gas Sensors Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2021).
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Solid state gas sensors have been deeply investigated in recent decades, especially for environmental monitoring, process safety control, and, more recently, for the medical diagnosis of human diseases from breath analysis. The miniaturization and integration of such sensors in microsystems has led to low-cost, portable devices that are capable of selectively recognizing specific analytes. In this context, semiconductor nanomaterials have attracted great attention thanks to their unique physicochemical properties. However, there are still some drawbacks to their use, concerning the sensitive and selective sensing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particularly at room temperature. Hence, innovative metal oxide-based composites have recently been proposed, resulting in very promising sensing materials.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent developments in gas sensors based on metal oxide semiconductor nanomaterials, showing highly sensitive and selective responses mainly towards volatile organic compounds.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cappelletti
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- gas sensor
- volatile organic compounds
- breath analysis
- oxides semiconductors
- point-of-care devices