Special Issue "The Use of New and/or Improved Materials for Sensing Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).
Interests: environmental & biomedical monitoring; air quality & Environmental Engineering; material engineering; coordination polymers; Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
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Special Issue in Sensors: Sensing of Scent, Fragrance, Smell, and Odor Emissions from Biota Sources
Special Issue in Sensors: Modern Technologies for Sensing Pollution in Air, Water, and Soil
Special Issue in Environments: Volatile Organic Compounds in Environment
Special Issue in Environments: Odor and VOCs: Human Perception, Sensing, and Treatment
Special Issue in Sensors: Metal-Organic Frameworks for Various Sensing Applications
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advanced or Conventional Materials as Sorbent
Special Issue in Sensors: Nanomaterials for Environmental and Biological Monitoring
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advanced or Conventional Materials as Sorbent Ⅱ
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: MOF-Based Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis and Applications
During the last few decades, there has been enormous progress in research on the synthesis and/or production of new and improved materials (e.g., imprinted polymers (IP), metal organic frameworks (MOF), carbon nanotubes (CNT), quantum dots (QD), metal oxides (MO), and their diverse derivatives). The application of these materials has been extensively directed to meet various sensing goals. The demand for such materials has been continuously increasing, as each of these materials can be synthesized or modified to add more potent selectivity properties for the sensitive detection of target species (e.g., porosity, surface area, pore volume, receptor sites, thermal and chemical stability, selectivity, low toxicity, luminescence nature, and chemical functionality). For instance, the potential for chemosensing by metal organic frameworks (MOFs) has been recognized in light of their useful properties (possible postsynthetic modifications, incorporation of appropriate signal transduction capability, activation of pendent groups, biofunctionalization, and integration with digital devices). This Special Issue will be dedicated to highlight the major advancements in diverse materials for sensing applications of specific targets (chemical species) in various media in relation to material properties (structures, synthesis methods, versatilities, etc.).
Prof. Ki-Hyun Kim
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