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Special Issue "Photonic Sensing Technology in the Energy Sector"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 220

Special Issue Editors

i3N and Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: optical fiber sensors; microstructured optical fibers; optofluidics; interferometers; physical and chemical sensing
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i3N & Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: optoelectronics; fiber optic sensors; monitoring; energy storage systems; embedded sensing; safety and sustainable energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a massive increase in energy consumption worldwide, resulting in the generation of unprecedented levels of greenhouse-effect gases and pollution. This paradigm is currently changing, with research and development focusing on greener alternatives for energy production, storage, and consumption. This poses new challenges for monitoring and controlling each stage in the energy sector; in this context, photonic sensors can provide alternative solutions to conventional methods.

This forthcoming Special Issue invites contributions regarding the research and development of photonic sensors for the energy sector and aiming at advancing the current state of the art. Short communications, original research, experimental and theoretical papers, and review articles are welcome.

These contributions may focus on, but are not limited to, photonics sensors based on optical fibers, spectroscopic methods, integrated photonics, and LiDAR for application in the following areas:

  • Oil and gas fossil fuel (exploration, extraction, and distribution);
  • Nuclear energy;
  • Renewable energies (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal);
  • Green hydrogen;
  • Energy-harvesting devices;
  • Energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries);
  • Energy generation and storage systems for portable devices, industry, transportation, aerospace, and other applications.

Dr. Marta S. Ferreira
Dr. Micael Nascimento
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • optical-fiber sensors
  • spectroscopic sensors
  • integrated photonic sensors
  • LiDAR sensors
  • green photonics
  • energy

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