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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Optoelectronic and Photonic Sensing Technologies"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 194

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR "Demokritos", Patriarchou Grigoriou E’ and 27 Neapoleos Street, 15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Greece
Interests: optical biochemical sensors; photonic structures; metal oxide nanostructures; nanomaterials for optoelectronic and sensing devices
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Immunoassay/Immunosensors Lab, Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety, NCSR “Demokritos”, 15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Greece
Interests: immunoassays and immunosensors for biological markers; environmental or food hazard; new substrates and methods for biomolecule immobilization and/or detection; development and evaluation of bioanalytical microsystems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Probing matter with light has been one of the most elegant and non-destructive means for scientists to study, explore and understand bio/chemical events and processes. Exploiting light–matter interaction effects extends the horizons of innovation and opens new pathways in the fields of medical diagnostics, point-of-need analysis, food safety and quality assessment, and environmental monitoring. At the same time, advances in novel optoelectronic materials and nanostructures alongside recent advances in nanofabrication are contributing to the progress of photonic sensing technologies and form the basis for the next generation of techniques and devices.

This Special issue is devoted to collecting recent advances in fabrication, novel optoelectronic materials and photonic structures, with a strong emphasis on novel optoelectronic and photonic devices for sensing applications, such as medical and biochemical diagnostics (both in vivo and in vitro), environmental monitoring, food quality and safety assessment, biohazard detection, safety and security, and even bioimaging. The topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel structures and materials for optical sensing;
  • Fabrication techniques for optical transducers; 
  • Nanophotonics;
  • Optoelectronic and photonic sensors;
  • Point-of-care/point-of-need optical sensors;
  • New concepts, principles and/or transducers for optical sensing;
  • In vivo diagnostics;
  • Optical cellular probes
  • Pathogen/microorgansim optical detection;
  • Nanomaterials for intracellular imaging;
  • Multimodal and multiplexed photonic sensing platforms.

Dr. Eleni Makarona
Dr. Pangiota Petrou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • optical biosensors
  • photonic structures for sensing
  • point-of-care sensors
  • point-of-need sensors
  • biodiagnostics
  • environmental monitoring
  • food safety and quality
  • safety and security

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