Special Issue "Characterization and Applications of Nanomaterials in Sensors and Actuators"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Lin Jing
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Guest Editor
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: nanotechnology; 2D materials; AI-facilitated accelerated materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sensors and actuators are extensively applied in cutting-edge devices such as flexible/wearable electronics and soft robotics for applications spanning healthcare, environmental monitoring, emergency rescue/protection, and the Internet of Things. A wide range of studies have been conducted on emerging nanomaterials in different forms, which have been applied to different material systems to facilitate the desirable properties of sensing and actuation.

However, it is still challenging to maximize the performance of nanomaterials or combine distinctive nanomaterials (0-dimensional, 1-dimensional, 2-dimensional) with bulk materials while retaining their intrinsic characteristics and achieving the expected synergistic effect.

Therefore, it is still necessary to explore novel nanomaterials exhibiting intriguing physical, chemical, and electrical characteristics. Meanwhile, further research is needed regarding the advanced characterization and testing of novel nanomaterials with enhanced actuating and sensing properties. Furthermore, further attention should be paid to the smart design, fabrication, and testing of integrated material systems with improved sensor and actuator performance.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions from researchers worldwide on topics including but not limited to

  • The synthesis of novel nanomaterials with special characteristics;
  • The advanced characterization and testing of nanomaterials and nanodevices;
  • The design and fabrication of nanomaterial-integrated material systems for sensor and actuator applications;
  • Novel applications of nanomaterials in niche fields such as harsh environment assessment, in-body health monitoring, and wearable healthcare devices;
  • The application of machine learning in the design and application of nanomaterial-based systems.

Dr. Lin Jing
Guest Editor

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  • sensors
  • actuators
  • nanoscale devices
  • material analysis
  • sensing technology
  • actuation mechanisms
  • surface functionalization
  • piezoelectric materials
  • smart materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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