Special Issue "Chemiresistive Sensors: Status and the Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017) | Viewed by 37190
Interests: optical and chemiresistive sensors; polymers; carbon nanomaterials; molecular recognition
The age of nanoelectronics and low power electronics have created a nexus of opportunity for the development of new generations of chemiresisitive sensors. The success of metal oxide sensors is unquestioned, and, although the first generation of these sensors required high temperature operation, which can have limits for low power operation and selectivity, they continue to be highly useful in nano-structured and hybrid devices. A maturing of our ability to create functional devices from carbon-based conducting materials, including carbon nanotubes and conducting polymers, are also presenting opportunities. Evolving designs are providing abundant options for the integration of new mechanisms for gaining selectivity and sensitivity. The challenges to the field of chemiresistive sensors are still many and the fact that carriers (electrons or holes) have intrinsic charge, can give large interfering signals from a variety of polar and ionic species, is a general issue this community continues to confront. Additionally, these types of sensors, particularly with nano-structuring, can be prone to drift over time. As a result of the abundant opportunities and challenges, we have decided that it is timely to create a Special Issue in Sensors. Experienced researchers, as well as newcomers, will benefit from a consolidated collection of insightful and innovative publications, and we hope that you will contribute to this important project and help use expand the understanding and impact of chemiresistive sensors.
Prof. Timothy M Swager
Assist. Prof. Katherine Mirica
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- Conductometric Sensors
- Chemiresistive Sensors
- Sensor Arrays
- Field Effect Transistor Sensors
- Carbon Nanotubes
- Conducting Polymers
- Metal Oxides
- Organic Electronics
- Metal Organic Frameworks