Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Application in Trace Detection"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019).
Interests: food quality; food authentication; food safety; fingerprinting spectroscopy; chemometrics; microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip”
With the advances in nanomaterials and nanofabrication, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has been extensively developed and applied in the trace detection of various analytes in either a simple or a complicated sample matrix. This includes, but is not limited to, the detection of antibiotic residues in animal-producing meat products, detection of pathogenic bacteria in human urine, and detection of heavy metal contamination of water. Therefore, we invite authors to contribute either original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the most recent progress and advancement in the development and application of various nanomaterials in SERS trace detection. This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of topics, from the synthesis of various nanomaterials that can provide improved reproducibility of SERS signals to developing new protocols that can facilitate the reliable detection of trace amounts of analytes without interfered by the sample matrices significantly. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Design and synthesis of novel nanomaterials as the SERS-active substrates
- Development of tandem-SERS methodologies to improve the sensing reliability
- Novel and more effective sample pretreatment approaches that can reduce the SERS signal interference and improve the power of detection
- Advanced chemometric models that can improve detection power and reliability of SERS
- Summary of recent applications of SERS in the detection of trace-level target(s) present in agri-food, clinical, and environmental sample matrices
- SERS application in a microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip” platform
- Development of novel nanomaterials as SERS tags
- Advancement of spectroscopic hardware that can improve SERS performance and/or broaden SERS application
Prof. Dr. Xiaonan Lu
Dr. Yaxi Hu
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- surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
- trace-level analysis
- microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip”