Special Issue "Nanostructured Gas Sensors Synthesis and Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Nanotechnology; Nanomaterials; Nanofabrication;Gas Sensors; Photodetectors;Chemical Sensors;Functionalized Coatings;Wearable Technologies
Gas sensors are used in a wide variety of applications for a diverse range of industries from agriculture to health, safety, security, and environmental monitoring. However, the performance of such sensors is significantly influenced by the morphology and structure of the sensing materials, resulting in a great obstacle for gas sensors based on bulk materials or dense films to achieve highly sensitive properties. A wide variety of nanostructured devices have been developed to improve the gas sensing properties, such as sensitivity, selectivity, stability, and response speed.
This Special Issue will attempt to cover the recent advances in the design and fabrication of nanostructured gas sensors, focusing on the nano-dimensional design of current state-of-the-art gas sensors, which have achieved records in selectivity, specificity, and sensitivity. We will highlight the methods of fabrication for these devices and relate their nano-dimensional materials to their record performance to provide a pathway for the gas sensors that will follow. The different types of nanostructured gas sensors, including catalytic, electrochemical, thermal conductivity, and optical gas sensors will be discussed together with their gas sensing mechanisms and potential applications.
Dr. Noushin Nasiri
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- nanostructured devices
- gas sensors
- sensing mechanism