Special Issue "Functional Nanomaterials for Sensor Applications: Second Edition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 378

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: nanotechnology; sensors; electrical characterization; nanoelectronics; laser-induced nanomaterials; energy harvesting; energy conversion; flexible electronics; memristive devices
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Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: flexible electronics; laser-induced graphene; graphene-oxide; supercapacitors; memristors; sensors
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Pervasive Electronics Advanced Research Laboratory (PEARL), Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: sensors; electrical characterization; nanoelectronics; printed electronics; energy harvesting; energy conversion; flexible electronics; wearable electronics; biomedical sensor applications; RFID technology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the first edition, we are pleased to announce the second edition of the Special Issue “Functional Nanomaterials for Sensor Applications”. Functional nanomaterials are emerging as cogs enabling advanced research in many fields, including nanosized energy generation and conversion, environmental sustainability, catalysts, electronic devices, pervasive sensors, biomedical engineering, and more. This genuine interest is undoubtedly fueled by their unique structure and properties, paired with massive potential for integration into industrial applications.

The scope of this Issue spans from the basic technologies involved in the synthesis and design of functional nanomaterials to their fabrication, properties, and application in the field of sensors. The Special Issue is open to both academic and industrial contributions focused on functional materials with electrical, thermal, magnetic, chemical, or electrochemical properties allowing the high-performance transduction of specific magnitudes or markers. Different synthesis procedures, characterization techniques, and applications for these functional nanomaterials will be covered, and novel insights can be proposed.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of functional nanomaterials;
  • Techniques for the massive and industrialized fabrication of nanomaterials;
  • Integration of nanomaterials in sensors: novel structures, stacking of layers, flexible layers, etc.;
  • Organic/inorganic functional nanocomposites;
  • Functionalization of nanomaterials for measuring target magnitudes;
  • Chemi-resistive and chemi-capacitive functional sensors;
  • Photocatalysis;
  • Energy harvesting;
  • Energy storage/conversion nanomaterials for power-supplying sensor nodes;
  • Electronic devices including nanomaterial-based sensors;
  • Demonstrators of potential applications and prototypes of instruments (portable, wearable, or lab instruments) using functional-nanomaterials-based transducers;
  • Functional nanomaterials for health systems (clinical, ambulatory, etc.);
  • New characterization techniques for functional nanomaterials;
  • Theoretical studies and modelling.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to the new edition of this Special Issue, which provides an excellent opportunity for publishing your latest advances in the relevant research fields. Submissions of communications, full papers, and reviews are all welcomed. We look forward to your contributions and fruitful discussions.

Prof. Dr. Noel Rodriguez
Prof. Dr. Diego P. Morales
Dr. Almudena Rivadeneyra
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • functional nanomaterials
  • sensors
  • electronic devices
  • energy devices
  • bioapplications
  • photocatalysis
  • thermoelectric generators
  • thermoelectric effect
  • piezoresisitve effect
  • gas sensors
  • laser-reduced graphene oxide
  • laser-induced graphene
  • surface modification
  • porous graphene

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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