Journal of Sensors

Nanomechanical Sensing


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

Lead Editor

1Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), The Naughton Institute, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

2DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, DTU building 345 East, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

3Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech), Pohang, Republic of Korea


Nanomechanical Sensing

Description

Nanomechanical sensors (e.g., cantilever-based sensors, nanowires, graphene membranes, etc.) are an interesting new type of sensors (dimensions: nanometers to micrometers) that can detect biological species and trace elements in liquid and gaseous media. The main competitive advantages offered are label-free sensing and miniaturised size, which opens up for hand-held devices that can perform multiple detections simultaneously. The areas where nanomechanical sensors can see applications range from environmental monitoring (e.g., heavy-metal ion detection), via homeland security, to biomedical applications (e.g., DNA sequencing).

The 8th edition of the International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing will be held in May 2011, in Dublin, Ireland. This workshop is a followup of workshops held in Madrid (2004), Knoxville (2005), Copenhagen (2006), Montréal (2007), Mainz (2008), Jeju (2009), and Banff (2010). The number of participants has seen a steady increase from approximately 30 researchers in 2004 to more than 100 registrations in 2010. For the first time, the possibility to contribute with a full-length manuscript on the presented work in a special issue of Journal of Sensors will be given.

The research efforts within nanomechanical sensing span over theoretical modelling to understand the fundamental physics of the force transduction principles, investigations of novel device materials for optimised sensitivity, smart device engineering for improved readout resolution, and the challenges involved in detecting minimal amounts of analytes. The aim of this workshop is to bring together companies and academia to present their latest results in a lively and personal atmosphere since we believe this is the best method to really progress our joint efforts in the field. We also believe it is time to document our advancement in printed form to make sure it is available for all researchers across the globe. This is our motivation for suggesting a special issue of Journal of Sensors on this topic. The scope of this special issue on nanomechanical sensing encompasses, but is not restricted to the following areas:

  • Cantilever-based sensors
  • Cantilever systems engineering
  • Nanowires-based nanomechanical devices
  • Graphene-based nanomechanical devices
  • MEMS/NEMS devices
  • Thin Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators (TFBAR)
  • Environmental sensing
  • Gas sensing
  • QCM devices
  • Surface acoustic wave transducers
  • Liquid sensing
  • Biological sensing

Articles published in this special issue will be granted 25% reduction on the applied Article Processing Charges.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/js/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 346062
  • - Editorial

Nanomechanical Sensing

Martin Hegner | Maria Tenje | Sangmin Jeon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 961239
  • - Research Article

Modelling of Atomic Imaging and Evaporation in the Field Ion Microscope

Keith J. Fraser | John J. Boland
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 219485
  • - Research Article

Cell Proliferation Tracking Using Graphene Sensor Arrays

Ronan Daly | Shishir Kumar | ... | Georg S. Duesberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 561256
  • - Research Article

Ink-Jet Printing: Perfect Tool for Cantilever Array Sensor Preparation for Microbial Growth Detection

G. Lukacs | N. Maloney | M. Hegner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 719898
  • - Research Article

The Microcantilever: A Versatile Tool for Measuring the Rheological Properties of Complex Fluids

I. Dufour | A. Maali | ... | A. Colin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 208079
  • - Research Article

Instrument for Label-Free Detection of Noncoding RNAs

Peter Noy | Roger Steiner | ... | Christof Fattinger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 580939
  • - Research Article

An Astigmatic Detection System for Polymeric Cantilever-Based Sensors

En-Te Hwu | Hsien-Shun Liao | ... | Kuang-Yuh Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 617386
  • - Research Article

Rapid and Reliable Calibration of Laser Beam Deflection System for Microcantilever-Based Sensor Setups

Rohit Mishra | Wilfried Grange | Martin Hegner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 874086
  • - Research Article

Quantitative, Label-Free Detection of the Aggregation of α-Synuclein Using Microcantilever Arrays Operated in a Liquid Environment

Jason Jensen | Margherita Farina | ... | Martin Hegner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 217958
  • - Research Article

Measurement of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Concentrations Using a Piezoelectric Microcantilever as a Mass Sensor

Sangkyu Lee | Jongyun Cho | ... | Wonkyu Moon
Journal of Sensors
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