Special Issue "Recent Advances in Luminescent Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: production of smart nanoparticles through the so-called bottom-up approach for sensing, imaging and therapy
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
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
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
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- energy transfer
- “turn-on”/“turn-off” sensors