Special Issue "Nanomechanics for Sensing and Spectrometry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
Detecting the presence of a given substance at the molecular level, down to a single molecule, remains a considerable challenge for many nanotechnology sensor applications that range from nanobiotechnology research to environmental monitoring. Fortunately, the advances in micro- and nanofabrication technologies enable the fabrication of increasingly smaller mechanical transducers with micro- and nanosized moving parts, of which deformation and vibration are sensitively modified upon molecular adsorption. Molecular adsorption decreases the free energy and change in energy in spatial domain is force; thus, at a fundamental level, all interactions in biology and chemistry involve nanomechanics.
This Special Issue of “Sensors” shall gather cutting-edge research concerning nanomechanics for sensing and the emerging field of single molecule mass spectrometry enabled by nanomechanical systems.
Dr. Priscila M. Kosaka
Dr. Montserrat Calleja
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- nanomechanical mass spectrometry
- chemical sensors
- innovative nanomechanical resonators
- optical readout systems