Advances on Nanoplasmonic for Biosensing Applications

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 518

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Nanophotonics and Advanced Materials Group, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad De La Salle Bajio, Campus Campestre, León, Guanajuato 37150, Mexico
Interests: synthesis of nanomaterials; device design and characterization; nanophotonics for biosensors and biomedicine; plasmonic; SERS; colorimetry; photo- and radioluminescence; FRET; fluorescence lifetime; drug delivery; theranostic; PDT; PTT; food safety; point-of-care testing (POCT); nanophotonics for solar cells and solid-state lighting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Nanoplasmonics has received a lot of attention in the few last years. Nanoplasmonic materials are characterized by the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) that represents the collective excitation of free electrons at a specific frequency as a result of the interaction of light with metallic nanoparticles or nanostructures. Their most exciting and distinctive feature is their ability to confine a large electromagnetic field in a nanometric volume surrounding the plasmonic nanostructure, also called the hotspot. This is very attractive for surface-enhanced applications such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), surface-enhanced absorption (SEA), and surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF). Both phenomena, LSPR and surface enhancement, depend on the electron density, environment or dielectric media, refractive index, size, and shape. The high sensitivity to the environment is ideal for sensing applications. Although there have been a lot of reports, challenges still exist in improving sensitivity, selectivity, and robustness. In this sense, this call is an invitation to send your recent results, both fundamental and applied, related to nanoplasmonics for biosensing for publication to pave the way for translation to clinical practice.

This Special Issue is focused on the recent progress in nanoplasmonics for nanosensors and SERS substrate-based biosensing design as a platform for biomedical applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, novel synthesis of nanoparticles; nanostructure design; new bioreceptors/biomarkers; functionalization strategies for specific and selective detection; and new configurations for enhancing sensitivity, including absorption, fluorescence, and scattering. Applications include single-molecule detection, pathogen detection, diagnostics, therapy monitoring, drug delivery, therapeutic drug monitoring, POC, and lab-on-a-chip devices. 

Prof. Dr. Elder De la Rosa Cruz
Guest Editor

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  • plasmonic nanostructures
  • nanofabrication
  • biosensing
  • biophotonics
  • localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
  • surface-enhanced absorption (SEA)
  • surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF)
  • single-molecule detection
  • biofunctionalization
  • theranostics
  • lab-on-a-chip devices
  • point-of-care testing design

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