Special Issue "New Trends of Bio- and Chemo- Sensors with Nanomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 3192

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Department of Chemistry & CEAMR, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Interests: nanochemistry; sensors; organic materials; catalysis; photochemistry; synthesis
Center for Nanotechnology, Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216, USA
Interests: dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC); Terahertz spectroscopy; nanomaterials; polymetallic complexes; renewable energy; chemical sensors
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Dear Colleagues,

First of all, it gives me an immense pleasure to introduce a Special Issue titled "New Trends of Bio- and Chemo-Sensors with Nanomaterials" in Nanomaterials for MDPI. This will deal with bio- or chemo-sensor coupled nano-technological aspects for the development of sensor probes for potential applications based on transition metal oxide doped or undoped semiconductor nanostructure materials on various substrates or devices or chips. Recently, the development of bio- and nano-technology has received much attention in terms of its research and improvement on the topic of sensors based on nanomaterials or nanocomposites. In the field of nano-materials, doped semiconductor nanostructures have emerged as an exciting prospect, because of their remarkable preparation, growth, characterizations, processing, fabrication, development, and potential bio- and chemo-sensors applications. Nanostructure materials have also attracted substantial consideration because of their unique properties and capability for investigating catalytic and bio- and chemo-sensing behaviors, which is simple and feasible for conventional materials coupled with composites in micro- and nano-structures. This Special Issue will deal with advanced and promising developments in the field of nano-biotechnology. Topics will cover all features of semiconductor doped nanocomposite materials, including their preparation; characterization; processing; fabrication; development; chemical, physical, and biological properties; optical and electronic properties; nano-hybrides; nano-tech, bio-tech, smart-chip, and micro devices; bio- and nano-medical sensors etc.

Both theoretical and practical features of nanostructure materials of nano-sciences, physico-chemicals, nano-technologicals, and bio-medicals will be covered. This Special Issue is intended to reach a wide audience with diverse backgrounds in the educational sector, and is aimed at assembling innovative research and development. It will information extensive information from dynamic experts in fields of nanomaterials, nanocomposite sciences, and technologies. Generally, all significant aspects dealing with the materials, chemistry, physics, biology, technology, health-sciences, and engineering of metal oxide doped nanocomposites, as well as their extensive applications in chemo- and bio-technology, will be shared. Authors are cordially invited to present their novel ideas and recent advanced development in the form of regular papers or reviews in the field of "New Trends of Bio- & Chemo-Sensors with Nanomaterials " for this Special Issue of MDPI.

I believe the topic of this Special Issue has certainly attained the achievement of its conventional essence and has achieved innovative routes for the preparation and improvement of continuous changes in the multi-dimensional nano–bio-technological areas. It will focus on the cutting-edge nano-sciences and bio-technology of metal oxide doped nano-composite materials and  nanomaterials. It is expected to guide the preparation of novel nano-composite materials with special properties, functions, and potential applications. It will open up possibilities for the solution of bio- and chemo-sensor, environmental, and ecological problems. I hope that this Issue will contribute to providing an attractive atmosphere and precious resources to subsequent generations.

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Muzibur Rahman
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Asiri
Prof. Dr. Jamal Uddin
Guest Editors

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  • nanostructure materials
  • chemical sensors
  • electro-catalysis
  • nanocomposites
  • ionic-sensors
  • devices
  • immuno-assay
  • microchips
  • bio-sensors

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Fast Fabrication of Solid-State Nanopores for DNA Molecule Analysis
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(9), 2450; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11092450 - 20 Sep 2021
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Solid-state nanopores have been developed as a prominent tool for single molecule analysis in versatile applications. Although controlled dielectric breakdown (CDB) is the most accessible method for a single nanopore fabrication, it is still necessary to improve the fabrication efficiency and avoid the [...] Read more.
Solid-state nanopores have been developed as a prominent tool for single molecule analysis in versatile applications. Although controlled dielectric breakdown (CDB) is the most accessible method for a single nanopore fabrication, it is still necessary to improve the fabrication efficiency and avoid the generation of multiple nanopores. In this work, we treated the SiNx membranes in the air–plasma before the CDB process, which shortened the time-to-pore-formation by orders of magnitude. λ-DNA translocation experiments validated the functionality of the pore and substantiated the presence of only a single pore on the membrane. Our fabricated pore could also be successfully used to detect short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) fragments. Using to ionic current signals, ssDNA fragments with different lengths could be clearly distinguished. These results will provide a valuable reference for the nanopore fabrication and DNA analysis. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Trends of Bio- and Chemo- Sensors with Nanomaterials)
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