About this Research Topic
Chemical sensors have become an indispensable part of modern society with broad applications in various fields, including environment monitoring, disease diagnosis, public security affairs, agricultural production, food industry, etc. Recent developments on both sensing materials (e.g. defects, porosity, channel traffics, hybrids) and data processing (the pattern recognition), together with the newly emerging in-situ measurement methods (e.g. GC-MS, FT-IR, STM, AFM) and theoretical calculations (e.g. the binding energy, charge transfer, bandgaps), further drove the progress in the development of high-performance chemical sensors. Notably, chemical sensors based on low dimension nanomaterials exhibit ultrahigh detectivity, specificity, low-power consumption, multifunctionality, and miniaturized size.
This Research Topic aims to enhance the fundamental understanding and the sensing applications of chemical sensors using the following low-dimension sensing materials: 0D materials, 1D nanostructures, and 2D non-metallic materials. We are speciﬁcally interested in works that try to overcome problems of high working temperature, poor selectivity and unclear sensing mechanism. Research on novel sensing principles or functions in nanoscale is also encouraged. Both original research ﬁndings and review articles are welcomed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Low dimension nanomaterials with novel sensing properties
- Nanomaterial hybrids/heterostructures with enhanced sensing properties (selectivity, operating temperature, sensitivity, frequency response, linearity range, stability, accuracy, and so on)
- Synthesis and characterization of low dimension nanomaterials
- Fabrication and processing of nanosensors: economic and ecological production process of nanomaterials and nanosensors, green manufacturing of nanosensors
- Roles of composition, morphology, and structure of nanomaterials
- Artificial olfaction (e-nose)
- Roles in detection of gas, light, stress, DNA, temperature, or humidity
- Theory, modeling, and numerical simulation of nanomaterials and sensing application
- New applications
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