Special Issue "Applications of Nanomaterials in Optical Sensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2023) | Viewed by 175

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Xinlei Zhou
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Guest Editor
School of Optoelectronic Engineering and Instrumentation Science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Interests: surface resonance plasmon sensors; optical fiber sensors; micro-nano photonics; fiber lasers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials have attracted widespread attention since the 1990s due to their distinct features that set them apart from bulk materials. Because of their novel optical properties and promising applications, the use of nanomaterials in the design of optical sensors is now one of the most active research fields. In the last decade, nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes, metallic nanoparticles, silicon nanowires, and quantum dots, among others) have been combined with modern optical sensing techniques to provide us with many new tools for sensing applications not accessible by traditional sensing techniques, such as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), photonic crystals, optofluidics, etc. In order to promote further developments in these fields, we are delighted to invite you to contribute a paper and share your valuable work in our upcoming Special Issue, entitled “Applications of Nanomaterials in Optical Sensors”.

This Special Issue aims to cover recent advances and ongoing research in nanomaterial-based optical sensor applications. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Optical sensors combined with nanomaterials (including optical fiber sensors, SPR sensors, planar waveguide sensors, laser-based sensors, biophotonic sensors, etc.);
  2. Novel surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) structures/devices and their applications in sensing;
  3. Photonic crystal sensors (including photonic crystal microcavities, photonic crystal fibers, bio-inspired and bio-enabled photonic crystals, metallic photonic crystals, etc.);
  4. Other new sensing mechanisms on nanomaterial-based optical sensors.

Dr. Xinlei Zhou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • surface plasmon resonance sensors (SPR)
  • surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • photonic crystal sensors
  • fluorescence sensors
  • nanomaterial-based sensors
  • optofluidics

Published Papers

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