Sensors that change color have the advantages of versatility, ease of use, high sensitivity, and low cost. The recent development of optically based chemical sensing platforms has increasingly employed substrates manufactured with advanced processing or fabrication techniques to provide precise control over shape and morphology of the sensor micro- and nanostructure. New sensors have resulted with improved capabilities for a number of sensing applications, including the detection of biomolecules and environmental monitoring. This Perspective focuses on recent optical sensor devices that utilize nanostructured substrates.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry