Functional nanomaterials have attracted great interest and have become exceptional emerging materials for molecular diagnostics. They are providing new opportunities for conceptualizing analytical method development for molecular sensors and healthcare diagnostics. Recent insights into functional nanomaterials have resulted in the development of rapid miniaturized analytical approaches for sensing various biomarkers in biofluids. Interestingly, functional nanomaterials display remarkable optical and electronic properties, attributable to the development of sensing devices for monitoring the concentration of biomarkers in body fluids and for medical diagnostics.
The aim of this themed collection is to bring together cutting-edge research on the modification of various nanostructured materials (metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, metal nanoclusters, carbon nanostructures, MXenes, perovskite, and hybrid nanomaterials) with different ligand chemistries to develop plasmonic, fluorescence and electrochemical sensors for molecular diagnostics, and focus on providing insights into nanostructure modification to improve selectivity and sensitivity for translating diagnostic tools from the lab to point-of-care diagnostics. We welcome articles on the following topics:
- Functional 0D nanostructured materials for molecular sensing
- Plasmonic fluorescent sensors for point-of-care diagnostics
- Nanostructure-based paper strips for biomarker detection
- Functional nanomaterials in diagnostics and therapeutics
- Nanomaterials for molecular imaging and therapeutics
You are welcome to submit articles on the abovementioned topics. Sensors & Diagnostics publishes high-quality innovative research in the field of sensors as well as diagnostics, molecular imaging, and molecular therapeutics. For more information on the journal scope, standards, article types, and author guidelines, please visit Sensors & Diagnostics. This open call for papers is for the following article types:
- Primary Research Articles
If you would like to contribute to this themed issue, you can submit your article directly at https://rsc.li/sensors and inform the editorial office by emailing our team. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to Functional Nanomaterials for Sensing and Diagnostics Applications in the Themed Issue section of the submission form, and add a Note to the Editor mentioning this open call.
The Editorial Office reserves the right to check the suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and the inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed.
Please note that all submissions are subject to the journal’s normal peer review processes, with an initial assessment to confirm the manuscript's suitability for full peer review. If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, please email us. We would be happy to answer them.