Special Issue "Gas Nanosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016) | Viewed by 123119
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
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In the last few years, intensive research has been carried out in the synthesis of functional nanomaterials with superior gas sensing performance (i.e., sensitivity, selectivity and stability). Dots, nanowires, nanoribbons, nanotubes, nanorods, monolayers, and hierarchical nanomaterials, have been synthesized via a wide spectrum of techniques, including solution synthesis, smart anodization, spray pyrolysis, or chemical vapor deposition, to cite a few. 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. These results are widening the potential use of gas nanosensors in different fields and applications, such as RFID (Radio-frequency identification) systems with gas sensing capabilities, wearables or smartphones for environmental monitoring, safety at the workplace, or breath analysis. 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 technologies and methodologies developed in this interdisciplinary field of science. Full papers, communications and reviews are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Synthesis, functionalization and gas sensing properties of metal oxide nanomaterials (including single-crystalline, polycrystalline, nanostructured metal oxides).
- Synthesis, functionalization and gas sensing properties of carbon nanomaterials (including carbon nanofibers, carbon nanotubes and graphene or graphene-like nanomaterials.
- Synthesis and gas sensing properties of hierarchical nanomaterials.
- Gas sensing devices employing bare or functionalized silicon nanowires.
- Gas sensing devices employing organic nanomaterials
- Integration of gas sensitive nanomaterials onto transducers platforms (MEMS, ceramic, polymeric, etc.) for resistive, gravimetric, gas sensing.
- New applications of gas nanosensors (RFID, wearable, integration in smartphones, etc.)
Prof. Dr. Eduard Llobet
Dr. Stella Vallejos
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- inorganic gas sensitive nanomaterials
- organic gas sensitive nanomaterials
- nanomaterial synthesis
- integration in transducer platforms