Special Issue "Nanoscale Material-Based Gas Sensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 99

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jingyuan Liu
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Guest Editor
College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: nanomaterials; gas sensors; electrochemistry; MXene

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials are nano-sized materials with large specific surface areas and special physical, chemical and electrical properties. Gas sensors made of nanomaterials have the advantages of high sensitivity, high selectivity and fast response, and have been widely used in environmental monitoring, medical diagnosis, chemical production and other fields. However, the performance of such sensors is significantly influenced by the morphology and structure of the sensing materials. A wide variety of nanomaterials have been developed to improve gas sensing properties, such as sensitivity, selectivity, stability, and response speed.

This Special Issue aims to cover the recent advances in the design and fabrication of nanomaterial-based gas sensors, focusing on the nanomaterials’ design of current state-of-the-art gas sensors, which have achieved new records in sensitivity, stability, and selectivity. We will highlight the methods of fabrication for these devices and relate their nanomaterials to their record performance to provide a pathway for the gas sensors that will follow. The different types of nanostructured gas sensors, including catalytic, electrochemical, thermally conductive, and optical gas sensors, will be discussed, together with their gas sensing mechanisms and potential applications.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Nanomaterials’ design of current state-of-the-art gas sensors;
  • The methods of fabrication for gas devices;
  • Gas sensing mechanisms and potential applications.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Jingyuan Liu
Guest Editor

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  • nanomaterials
  • gas sensors
  • nanostructure
  • nanofabrication
  • sensing mechanism
  • sensitivity
  • selectivity
  • nanomaterial synthesis

Published Papers

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