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EPJ ST Special Issue: Development of Sensors Using Antennal Molecular Assemblies and Nanoarchitectonics

Guest Editors: Katsuhiko Ariga, Jung Ho Kim

Sensing target molecules and materials is an important key step for many applications in many areas including environmental, energy, and bio-related issues. Sensors play of course central roles in these activities. Therefore, developments of intelligent sensor systems are necessary and crucial steps in improvements of our human life.

Especially, exploration of materials and supramolecular materials for sensors with superior performances gives important contributions to sensor development. Instead of simple molecular design in conventional and traditional sensors, construction of supramolecular and composite systems often gives more advanced sensor performances. Typical examples can be seen in intelligent molecular/materials assemblies created using antennal molecular assembly and nanoarchitectonics. The latter concept, nanoarchitectonics, is supposed to create functional materials systems from nanounits (atoms, molecules, and nanomaterials) through the conceptual and technical fusion of nanotechnology with other fields such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, physics for nanoscience, coordination chemistry, polymer science, fabrication technology and bio-related science. Therefore, sensors using antennal molecular assemblies and nanoarchitectonics can potentially include advanced sensors with varied concepts and designs.

We invite researchers and experts in the field to contribute their original and innovative research papers, reviews, and perspectives on the following topics:

  • Antennal molecular assembly
  • Nanoarchitectonics
  • Intelligent sensor systems
  • Supramolecular and composite systems
  • Intelligent molecular/materials assemblies

Submission deadline: 30 June 2024

Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST via the submission system, and should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Development of Sensors Using Antennal Molecular Assemblies and Nanoarchitectonics”.

Guest Editors:

Professor/Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga, Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan; Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Professor/Dr. Jung Ho Kim , Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access: EPJST is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme and a growing number of Open Access Agreements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally).

Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Isabelle,
Many thanks for all the hard work. Many thanks indeed!

Peter M.A. Sloot, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/6, 2013

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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