Special Issue "Development of Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Sensor Detection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2020).
Interests: microoptics; nanophotonics; nanomaterials; nanotechnologies
This Special Issue of Sensors is devoted to reports on recent research based on the utilization of nanomaterials in sensor applications. With the advancement of science and technology at nanoscale, nanostructures of different materials have been studied for different applications. Nanomaterials derive their extraordinary properties from quantum confinement and lattice modifications. A field of sensors relies upon a wide variety of materials and devices that are used to capture physical, chemical or biological stimuli and produce output signals. Development of sensor materials for high selectivity, high stability, and other technical aspects is highly desirable. High chemical reactivity improved electronic and optical properties of nanomaterials make them suitable for sensor applications. In addition to this, the physical properties of nanomaterials can be suitably tuned to get maximum selectivity in sensor applications. These nanomaterials may be used in sensing devices as the active element that captures the stimulus as well as the transducers that are used to convert the change due to stimuli into observable output signals. Some nanomaterials may be used as the components of the circuit used for sensing applications. The performance of sensing materials depends on their microstructural properties, such as morphology, crystalline phase, etc. Therefore, research on different approaches of synthesis of nanomaterials and their utilization in sensing applications is of great importance. Controlled growth and the improved synthesis method of nanomaterials are being explored in order to use these materials in sensor applications. In this issue, several reports are presented on the synthesis of nanomaterials via different approaches and utilization of these materials in sensor applications.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Pavelyev
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