A Comprehensive Review on Chemical Sensors: Materials, Physico-Chemical Properties and Devices

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Chemical Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 69

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Interests: development of nanomaterials for environmental applications; detection and transformation of pollutants into clean by-products; nanomaterials; nanostructuration; gas sensors; heterogeneous catalysis; organic dye decomposition; CO2 reduction; methane oxidation; electrical and optical properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution from industry, transport, and agriculture causes significant harm to both the environment and human health. Therefore, efficient gas-sensing technology, necessary in the detection and measurement of pollutant gases, has become a major global challenge that has attracted significant attention in scientific and industrial fields.

Currently, the detection and monitoring of gases using chemical solid-state sensors play an important role in environmental monitoring, personal safety, and industrial processes control.

These sensors offer several advantages such as highly sensitive detection, cost-effective instrumentation, fast read-out, and the possibility of the miniaturization of instruments to develop point-of-care devices and, consequently, in situ analysis. However, these sensors still lack in terms of selectivity, and they have a narrow working range of gas concentration and temperature. To overcome these drawbacks, a new research field has developed focusing on the influence of nanostructuration of the materials on sensing properties of chemical solid-state sensors. In parallel, development efforts in nanoscience and nanotechnology are concentrated on the integration of bottom-up chemical assembly schemes with conventional top-down microelectronic technologies.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive collection of the current advances, perspectives, and existing challenges relating to solid-state gas sensors based on nanostructured materials, as well as devices associated with sensitive properties. We cordially invite you to submit short communications, full research articles, and review articles to this Special Issue.

Dr. Madjid Arab
Guest Editor

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  • nanomaterial
  • metal oxides and composites
  • physicochemical proper
  • integration on microelectronic devices
  • chemical and electrochemical sensors
  • sensing properties (electrical, electrochemical, optical, etc.)
  • gas sensors
  • environmental monitoring

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