Special Issue "Recent Advances in Gas Nanosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Eduard Llobet
MINOS-EMaS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
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Interests: Gas sensors employing nanosized metal oxides and carbon nanomaterials integrated in ceramics, MEMS or flexible polymeric transducers. Nanomaterial synthesis using CVD or VPT and surface functionalization via grafting of functional groups or molecules or substitutional doping. Development of gas sensing applications in environment, security.
Research for the synthesis and application of functional nanomaterials with superior gas sensing performance keeps evolving at a remarkable pace. Zero-dimensional, one-dimensional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional material nanostructures have been reported for gas sensing. These have been synthesized via a wide spectrum of techniques, including both physical and chemical routes. The integration of these nanomaterials onto different transducer platforms, in particular MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) or polymeric, in view of obtaining functional nanosensors has been the subject of many studies, in which yield, reproducibility, reliability, and long-term stability have been addressed. Different transducing schemes such as resistive, conductometric, electrochemical, resonant or optical have been considered. This Special Issue of Sensors will be dedicated to highlight the emerging technologies of gas nanosensors and their applications, and aims at presenting the latest technological and methodological developments in this interdisciplinary field. Special emphasis will be put on emerging applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and smart tags. Full papers, communications and reviews are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Synthesis, gas sensing properties and applications of zero-dimensional nanomaterials (quantum dots, core–shell, onions-like structures, hollow spheres).
- Synthesis, functionalization and gas sensing properties of one-dimensional metal oxide or carbon nanomaterials (nanowires, nanorods, nanotubes, nanobelts, nanoribbons, nanofibers, hierarchical nanostructures and their hybrids).
- Synthesis, functionalization and gas sensing properties of two-dimensional materials (junctions, branched structures, nanoprisms, nanoplates, nanosheets, nanowalls, or nanodisks) based on carbon or chalcogenides (graphene, graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, dichalcogenides).
- Synthesis, functionalization and gas sensing properties of Three-dimensional nanomaterials with controlled porosity in three dimensions, such as metal organic-frameworks (MOFs), molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) with nanoballs, nanocoils, nanocones, nanopillars or nanoflowers-like morphologies.
- Gas sensing devices employing bare or functionalized silicon nanowires.
- Fabrication and development of resistive, conductometric, electrochemical, resonant or optical gas nanosensors.
- Integration of gas sensitive nanomaterials with rigid (Si-based, ceramic) or flexible (polymer, paper, textiles) transducers platforms for resistive, conductometric, electrochemical, resonant or optical gas sensing.
- New applications of gas nanosensors (environmental, security, safety, medical).
Dr. Stella Vallejos
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- gas sensors
- metal oxides
- carbon-based materials
- surface functionalization
- nanomaterial synthesis
- integration in transducer platforms