Special Issue "New Materials, Technology and Application of Refractive Index Based Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 4421
Interests: optical sensors; thin films; nanomaterials
Recently, there has been increasing interest in sensors based on color change upon exposure to the tested analyte. New materials which change their optical characteristics under the influence of an external stimulus are being researched widely. As optical refractive index sensors are based on detection that can convert changes in refractive index into detectable optical information, new possibilities are being sought for the easy, fast and cheap implementation of sensitive media in these sensors - in the form of thin films, photonic crystals, etc.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to cover the development of technologies in this direction, and to bring together the results of the latest research, solutions, challenges and applications based on materials with changing optical characteristics.
Potential topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Optical sensors;
- Photonic crystals;
- Thin films;
- Optical properties;
- Refractive index changing materials;
- Biomedical sensors;
- Wearable sensors based on color change;
- Color indicators for VOCs.
Dr. Katerina Lazarova
Dr. Biliana Georgieva
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- optical sensors
- color indicators
- optical materials
- thin films
- photonic crystals
- refractive index