Application of 2D nanomaterials in sensors for health and environmental monitoring

Prof. Eduard Llobet, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Dr. Foad Salehnia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

The scientific community has been challenged to develop new sensing tools for protecting human health and the environment. Two-dimensional nanomaterials have recently arisen as a promising alternative for monitoring chemicals, gases, and microorganisms. Graphene, MXenes, black phosphorus, transition metal dichalcogenides, 2D metal oxides, and other nanomaterials possess unique properties that arise from their inherent structures. 2D nanomaterials can be produced in highly efficient ways, some of which are directly compatible with modern fabrication technologies, which makes them suitable for developing a new generation of (bio)chemical sensors with enhanced performance (e.g., high sensitivity, low-power operation, and improved selectivity). This thematic issue will focus on the application of 2D nanomaterials that can provide a platform for developing high-performance sensors for health and environmental monitoring.

Contributions to this thematic issue may include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Two-dimensional nanostructured materials and 3D assemblies of 2D nanomaterials for sensor applications (e.g., graphene and its oxides, MXenes, 2D metal–organic frameworks, transition metal dichalcogenides, metal oxides, and other 2D nanomaterials).
  • Wearable, flexible, and implantable sensors (e.g., skin sensors, tactile sensors) using 2D nanomaterials.
  • (Bio)chemical and gas sensors employing 2D nanomaterials.
  • Optical, optoelectronic, electrochemical, and impedance spectroscopy-based sensors.
  • Sensor integration and the Internet of Things.
  • Smart healthcare and environmental monitoring.

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2024

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