Special Issue "Recent Advances in Luminescent Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Asiya R. Mustafina
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Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry, FRC Kazan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia
Interests: production of smart nanoparticles through the so-called bottom-up approach for sensing, imaging and therapy
Dr. Svetlana V. Fedorenko
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Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry, FRC Kazan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia
Interests: multifunctional silica nanoparticles for biochemistry application; luminescent silica nanoparticles as markers and sensors; covalent and non-covalent modification of silica surface; metal-containing silica nanoparticles as effective nano-heterogeneous catalysts
Dr. Rustem R. Zairov
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Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry, FRC Kazan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia
Interests: thin films and nanotechnology; polymers; nanomaterials; nanoparticle synthesis; analytical chemistry; fluorescence; luminescence; absorption; UV-visible spectroscopy; colloid chemistry; dynamic light scattering; energy transfer; sensorics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The avalanche-like growth in interest in the world of nano has triggered extensive progress in the development of smart multicomponent low-dimensional materials called nanocomposites. Combinations of two or more functional components within one nanoarchitecture result in new content, which benefits from both size and multimodality. Bringing together several functionalities opens the door to a wide range of applications. Luminescent nanomaterials are exceptionally interesting due to their large number of surface atoms or molecules. Being on the frontier of two phases, luminescent species are extremely sensitive to the presence of complementary analytes. Nanocomposite-analyte interaction results in photophysical response characterized by exceedingly low limits of detection, which gives rise to luminescent sensing.

This Special Issue is open for contributions on luminescent nanospecies that are utilized for sensing applications. Works on the composite “nano-” with dual modality (e.g., dual-luminescent, magneto-luminescent, etc.) are particularly welcomed for submission. Studies on structural and morphological regulations and energy transfer affecting synergy or antagonism of nanocomposite building blocks will be focused on as well in this issue.

Prof. Dr. Asiya R. Mustafina
Dr. Svetlana V. Fedorenko
Dr. Rustem R. Zairov
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanocomposites
  • luminescence
  • energy transfer
  • sensorics
  • biosensors
  • chemosensors
  • selectivity
  • analyte
  • “turn-on”/“turn-off” sensors

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Single Excited Dual Band Luminescent Hybrid Carbon Dots-Terbium Chelate Nanothermometer
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(11), 3080; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nano11113080 - 15 Nov 2021
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The report introduces hybrid polyelectrolyte-stabilized colloids combining blue and green-emitting building blocks, which are citrate carbon dots (CDs) and [TbL]+ chelate complexes with 1,3-diketonate derivatives of calix[4]arene. The joint incorporation of green and blue-emitting blocks into the polysodium polystyrenesulfonate (PSS) aggregates is [...] Read more.
The report introduces hybrid polyelectrolyte-stabilized colloids combining blue and green-emitting building blocks, which are citrate carbon dots (CDs) and [TbL]+ chelate complexes with 1,3-diketonate derivatives of calix[4]arene. The joint incorporation of green and blue-emitting blocks into the polysodium polystyrenesulfonate (PSS) aggregates is carried out through the solvent-exchange synthetic technique. The coordinative binding between Tb3+ centers and CD surface groups in initial DMF solutions both facilitates joint incorporation of [TbL]+ complexes and the CDs into the PSS-based nanobeads and affects fluorescence properties of [TbL]+ complexes and CDs, as well as their ability for temperature sensing. The variation of the synthetic conditions is represented herein as a tool for tuning the fluorescent response of the blue and green-emitting blocks upon heating and cooling. The revealed regularities enable developing either dual-band luminescent colloids for monitoring temperature changes within 25–50 °C through double color emission or transforming the colloids into ratiometric temperature sensors via simple concentration variation of [TbL]+ and CDs in the initial DMF solution. Novel hybrid carbon dots-terbium chelate PSS-based nanoplatform opens an avenue for a new generation of sensitive and customizable single excited dual-band nanothermometers. Full article
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