Special Issue "Sensor Nanomaterials and Technologies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Guest Editor
Dept. of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Str. Mateevici 60, Chisinau, MD-2009, Moldova
Interests: material sciences; metal oxides; deposition and characterization; surface science; contact phenomena; solid state gas sensors; gas monitoring; thermoelectric conversion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The past few decades can rightly be called the beginning of the sensory age, when a variety of sensors began to be introduced into all areas of human activity from industrial process control, medicine, agriculture, and environmental monitoring to the development of various security systems. It is clear that the implementation of these plans required the development of sensors capable of measuring a wide variety of parameters that have both a physical and chemical nature. However, experience has shown that traditional approaches to the development of sensors, especially chemical sensors, gas sensors, or biosensors, require high sensitivity and selectivity of the response, and do not always ensure the achievement of these requirements.

This Special Issue will demonstrate how advances in nanotechnology allow for the introduction of nanomaterials as sensing elements into existing sensor technologies, which opens up new possibilities for the development of sensors with improved parameters. Therefore, we invite researchers with an interest in this area and with results that can contribute to the further development of nanotechnologies and nanomaterial-based sensors to participate in this Special Issue. Original research papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome. Both theoretical and experimental works will be considered, provided that they offer new insights or represent substantial advancements in this field.

Nanomaterials can be used in all types of sensors. This means that electrochemical, chemical, environmental, biological, and various physical sensors are all of interest. Of course, these sensors can have different sensing platforms, from conventional to micro-hotplates, flexible substrates, photonic crystals, optical nanofibers, and various micro(nano)resonators. Keep also in mind that you are not limited regarding the choice of technologies and materials used in the manufacture of sensors. Polymer nanoparticles, nanostructured metal oxides, semiconductor quantum dots, metal nanoparticles, carbon-based nanomaterials (black carbon, carbon nanotubes, and graphene), metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolites, silica, and many various nanocomposites prepared using different methods can be included in the list of nanomaterials discussed in your articles. In this Special Issue, we would like to highlight the latest advances in the development of these nanomaterials and the optimization of their properties. The incorporation of nanomaterials in a sensing element requires not only special methods of synthesis, deposition, formation, localization, manipulation, and proper characterization techniques but also effective functionalization of nanomaterials—one of the key factors necessary for the development of a reliable sensor. This means that potential topics of can cover a wide range of research fields related to the fundamental and applied aspects of sensor nanomaterials, from their synthesis and functionalization to their novel functionalities and various sensor applications.

Prof. Dr. Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Guest Editor

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  • nanomaterial preparation
  • nanomaterial functionalization
  • nanomaterial characterization
  • chemical sensors
  • biosensors
  • nanosensors
  • gas sensors
  • physical sensors
  • sensor fabrication
  • sensor applications

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