About this Research Topic
At present, nanosensors are being used in a vast array of industries. Indeed, many significant contributions in recent literature have been devoted to gas-sensing nanomaterials that exhibit ultrahigh detectivity, specificity, low power consumption, multifunctionality, and miniaturization.
The aim of this Research Topic is to enhance our fundamental understanding of advanced nanomaterials and their composite systems, and to explore their novel sensing applications by bridging structure to functional properties at the nanoscale or atomic scale. In addition to experimental work, we are also interested in papers elaborating modeling and simulation work that combines the preparation of nanomaterials with their state-of-the-art applications. We also encourage research on novel sensing principles or functions at the nanoscale. This Research Topic welcomes both original research findings and review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Nanomaterials with novel morphology for sensing applications
• Synthesis and state-of-the-art structural characterization of advanced nanomaterials for sensing
• Nanomaterials with strong sensing properties (sensitivity, frequency response, linearity range, stability, accuracy, etc.)
• Synthesis and characterization of nanoscale heterostructures for sensing
• Fabrication and processing of nanosensors: economic and ecological production processes for nanomaterials and nanosensors; green manufacturing of nanosensors
• Roles of composition, morphology, and structure of nanomaterials as relates to sensing performance
• Roles in the detection of gas, light, stress, DNA, temperature, or humidity
• Theory, modeling, and numerical simulation of nanomaterials and sensing-related applications
• New applications of advanced nanomaterials for sensing
Keywords: Nanomaterials, Functional Property, Structural Characterization, Sensing applications, Structure-Property Relationship of Advanced Nanomaterials
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