Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

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Special Issue

Applications and Prospect of Chemical Sensors

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ho Won Jang, PhD

Associate Professor, Oxide Nanostructures & Nanoelectronics Lab, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Research Interests: wafer-scale synthesis of oxide thin film nanostructures using physical vapor deposition and wet solution process; synthesis of 2-dimensional materials including graphene and transition metal disulfides; heteroepitaxy of complex oxide thin films by atomic layer control; chemical sensors for electronic nose and electronic tongue; photoelectrodes and catalytic electrodes for water splitting and CO₂ reduction; mott insulators for nanoelectronics and smart window; localized surface plasmon resonance for optoelectronics; low power consumption resistive switching and memristive materials

About This Topic

A chemical sensor is a self-contained analytical device that can provide information about the chemical composition of its environment, that is, a liquid or a gas phase. The information is provided in the form of a measurable physical signal that is correlated with the concentration of a certain chemical species (termed as analyte). Two main steps are involved in the functioning of a chemical sensor, namely, recognition and transduction. In the recognition step, analyte molecules interact selectively with receptor molecules or sites included in the structure of the recognition element of the sensor. Consequently, a characteristic physical parameter varies and this variation is reported by means of an integrated transducer that generates the output signal. A chemical sensor based on recognition material of biological nature is a biosensor. The application of chemical sensors has penetrated into the environment, medicine, industry, agriculture, and military. In addition, the application of functional polymer materials and the application of microelectromechanical technology will become the great potential of the development of chemical sensors. So, chemical sensors are expected to make great progress in exploring new areas.

In this special issue, we will seek to the articles which reflect the most complete and reliable source of information on current applications and prospect of chemical sensors. Besides, we also encourage the submission of articles related to chemical sensors and materials in its broadest sense. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


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Chemical sensor; Gas; Liquid; Selective; Nanomaterials; Prospect

Planned Papers

Title: Fluorescent Molecular-Scale Rotors based on the Boron Dipyrromethene (BODIPY) Motif: Application to Rhelogy Sensing
Authors: Anthony Harriman1, Patrycja Stachelek2
1. Molecular Photonics Laboratory, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Bedson Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU,UK
2. Centre for Materials Physics, Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK

Title: Two dimensional materials and frameworks: Recent progress and opportunities for sensor technology
Authors: Liu Yanting 1, Jyotsna Mehta 2, Xuan Thang Vu 1, Akash Deep 2, 3, Sven Ingebrandt 1, Vivek Pachauri 1, *
1. Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2. CSIR-Central Scientific Instrument Organisation (CSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh 160030, India
3. Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh 160030, India
Discovery of two-dimensional materials (2D) in recent years have expanded beyond Carbon and Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs). Two-dimensional lattices and frameworks, either synthesized in the lab or extracted from bulk, range from ultra-wide bandgap to zero bandgap materials, provide highest surface area per unit volume, with remarkably efficient interaction to the outer environment. Unique electronic and optical characteristics of such material systems offer novel opportunities for signal transduction and development of new sensor-types therefor. In this concise review, we look in to the recent progress in 2D material frameworks based on layered inorganics and organometallic compounds exhibiting novel properties at nanoscale. Manipulation of atomic structure in 2D becoming a niche for novel material-design and system-integration, we list selected developments in key technology areas. In this respect, we also discuss the new nanofabrication strategies for such 2D material frameworks and opportunity for future sensors technology, especially for the detection and monitoring of chemical and biological analytes.