About this Research Topic
Advanced sensing materials are key to the development of various sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT) era. The IoT sensors require lower power consumption and higher sensitivity, better selectivity, lower complexity, high throughput, and cost-effectiveness, which present a new challenge to existing sensing materials. Rapid developments on both sensing materials (e.g. defects, porosity, channel traffics, hybrids) and data processing (the pattern recognition), together with newly emerging techniques for in situ measurements (e.g. GC-MS, FT-IR, STM, AFM) and theoretical calculations (e.g. the binding energy, charge transfer, bandgaps) further drive progress in the development of high-performance sensors. Notably, sensors based on novel nanomaterials exhibit ultrahigh detectivity, specificity, low-power consumption, and multifunctionality with miniaturized size.
This Research Topic is aimed at publishing research and development in the field of advanced sensing materials, including materials design and synthesis, novel processing strategies, key performances study and fundamental sensing mechanisms of advanced sensing materials, as well as computational research. Papers devoted to novel IoT sensor applications involving advanced sensing materials are also welcome. Subjects of interest include:
• Low dimensional nanomaterials with novel sensing properties such as low detection limit, high sensitivity and fast response-recovery time.
• Nanomaterial hybrids/heterostructures with enhanced sensing properties (eg. selectivity, operating temperature, sensitivity, frequency response, linearity range, stability, accuracy)
• Porous coordination polymers (PCPs) / metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), other porous crystalline nanomaterials (eg. metal-organic polyhedron (MOPs), conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs)) and their hybrid based chemical sensors
• Synthesis and characterization of semiconductor metal oxides
Keywords: sensing materials, functional materials, internet of things, smart sensors
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