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Special Issue "Luminescence Based Nano-Sensors for Biomedical Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 July 2023) | Viewed by 555

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry, Bioengineering Department, Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering (COMSET) and Environmental Toxicology Program, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: sensors; biosensors; medical imaging; nanoparticles; spectroscopy; microscopy; implanted medical devices
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
Interests: point of care biosensors; mobile imaging and sensing; nanotechnology; optical imaging and spectroscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The nanoparticle-based sensing of chemical analytes, biomolecules and environmental contaminants is important for a wide range of applications in biology and medicine. The particles can provide a platform to which many different materials and functions can be added, including chemically sensitive dyes and references, enzymes for enzyme-selective reactions, selectively porous membranes, antibodies for targeting, plasmonic materials for enhanced spectroscopy or quenching and magnetic particles for targeting. Luminescent nanosensors, based on fluorescence, phosphorescence, SERS and optical up-conversion, among others, are used for subcellular studies, in vitro and ex vivo biosensing, as well as in vivo diagnostic and theranostic applications, in the fields of oncology, cardiology, neurology, infectious diseases, etc. This Special Issue focuses on novel technological innovations, including the design and synthesis of luminescent nanosensors; new nanomaterials; solutions to challenges, such as signal to noise ratio (SNR), data processing, biocompatibility and targeting ability; and new application areas, in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. The objective is to collect reviews, tutorials and original research articles that provide a timely summary of cutting-edge results and emerging technologies in these interdisciplinary fields.

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey N. Anker
Prof. Dr. Aniruddha Ray
Guest Editors

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  • nanosensors
  • biosensing
  • chemical sensing
  • nanotechnology
  • fluorescence
  • optical
  • luminescence
  • phosphorescence
  • chemiluminescence
  • bioluminescence

Published Papers

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