A section of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Chemical Analysis is performed to answer questions: Is our environment safe? Are we healthy? etc. The results answer our questions and give us the information we need to address any problems. If possible, the analysis is performed continuously on site so that any problems can be immediately corrected. The role of chemical sensors is to provide these measurements.
Ideal chemical sensors provide continuous in situ analysis and can be connected to actuators that correct for any problem revealed by the measurement. However, their availability is limited and we often have to settle for on site one time measurements. These can be repeated at appropriate time intervals to see how concentrations vary with time.The chemical sensors section of Sensors deals with all aspects of on site chemical analysis from continuous measurements to one time on site measurements to the science underlying these measurements.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Advanced Sensors Based on Carbon Electrodes (Deadline: 31 July 2017)
- Carbon Materials Based Sensors and the Application (Deadline: 25 February 2018)
- Electronic Tongues and Electronic Noses (Deadline: 30 September 2017)
- Fluorescent Probes and Sensors (Deadline: 15 November 2017)
- Gas Sensors based on Semiconducting Metal Oxides (Deadline: 31 January 2018)
- Lab on Fiber Optrodes for Chemical and Biological Sensing: Recent Trends and Advances (Deadline: 31 December 2017)
- Microfluidic Sensors (Deadline: 31 December 2017)
- Screen-Printed Electrodes (Deadline: 10 January 2018)
- Sensing in Flow Analysis 2017 (Deadline: 31 October 2017)
- Signal and Information Processing in Chemical Sensing (Deadline: 25 December 2017)
- Silicon Technologies for Photonic Sensors (Deadline: 30 June 2017)
- Specialty Optical Fibers for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing: From Evanescent Waves to Plasmonic Interaction (Deadline: 31 July 2017)
- Thin-Film Transistors for Biomedical and Chemical Sensing (Deadline: 1 February 2018)