Recent Trends in Gas Sensing Research in India

Special Issue on Gas Sensor Materials and Nanomaterials


JMNS 2022 Vol 9 Issue 1


  1. Recent advances in Materials development and design for Gas Sensing applications
    Arun K Prasad, Sridharan Madanagurusamy
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 1-2 Link

I. Organic Materials for Gas Sensing (CNT, Polymers)

  1. Recent development in carbon nanotubes based gas sensors
    G. Verma, A. Gupta
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 3-12 Link

II. Inorganic Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing

  1. Recent progress in Nanostructured Metal Oxides based NO2 gas sensing in India
    Sharadrao Vanalakar, V. L. Patil, S. M. Patil, S. B. Dhavale, T. D. Dongale, P.S. Patil
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 13-25 Link
  2. Methane sensing studies of ex-situ oxidized sputtered V2O5 nanostructured films: Effect of post oxidation duration
    Gomathi Natarajan, Reshma P. R, Ashok Bahuguna, Ramanathaswamy Pandian, Arun K Prasad
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 26-30 Link
  3. Defect mediated optical detection of ammonia using SnO2 nanoparticle
    Binaya Kumar Sahu, Gurpreet Kaur, Arindam Das
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 31-35 Link

III. Composites, Functionalized and decorated heterostructures for Gas Sensing

  1. Conducting polymer and metal-based sensors for the detection of vapours and toxic gases: A concise review
    Vandana A Mooss, Yadnesh Kesari, Anjali A Athawale
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 37-46 Link
  2. A comprehensive review on functionalized Hydroxyapatite nanostructures based gas sensors for environmental pollutant monitoring
    N. Manjubaashini, G. Radha, S. Balakumar
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 47-60 Link
  3. p-Co3O4 supported heterojunction Carbon Nanofibers for Ammonia gas sensor applications
    Ramakrishnan Vishnuraj, Rajesh Unnathpadi, Biji Pullithadathil
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 61-67 Link
  4. Enhanced room temperature selective ammonia sensing based on SnO2 decorated MXene
    Kamaraj Govindharaj, MathanKumar Manoharan, Krishnamoorthy Rajavel, Yuvaraj Haldorai, Rajendrakumar R T
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 68-73 Link
  5. Gas sensing of partially oxidized Ti3C2Tx MXene in argon atmosphere
    Nasima Khatun , Sanju Rani, Govinda Behera, Somnath Roy
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(1), 74-78 Link

Issue/part 2

JMNS 2022 Vol 9 Issue 2

IV. Electronic Noses, Sensors Arrays and Designing

  1. Electronic Nose based on chemiresistive sensors for toxic gas detection
    Niranjan S. Ramgir, K. R. Sinju, Bhagyashri Bhangare, A. K. Debnath
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 79-90 Link
  2. Development of an automatic gas sampling cum injection unit and a graphical user interface of a feature extraction tool box based on PYTHON for sensor array data analysis
    Debaayus Swain, Kunal Gupta, Sree Rama Murthy Anupindi, Jayaraman Venkataraman
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 91-100 Link

V. Applications of Gas Sensors in various industries

  1. Development of Electronic Nose for early spoilage detection of potato and onion during post-harvest storage
    Alokesh Ghosh, Tarun Kanti Ghosh, Somenath Das, Hena Ray, Debabandya Mohapatra, Bharat Modhera, Devdulal Ghosh, Suparna Parua, Souvik Pal, Shikha Tiwari, Adinath Kate, Manoj Kumar Tripathy, Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Rajib Bandyopadhyay
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 101-114 Link
  2. Development of a portable gas sensing platform with QCM sensors for volatiles of agro products
    Nilava Debabhuti, Sumani Mukherjee, Prolay Sharma, Bipan Tudu, Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Rajib Bandyopadhyay
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 115-119 Link
  3. Detection of Geraniol in Palmarosa Essential oil using Silicone Sealant as molecularly imprinted polymer in a QCM sensor
    Swatilekha Roy, Shreya Nag, Mahuya Bhattacharyya Banerjee, Samhita Dasgupta, Panchanan Pramanik, Rajib Bandyopadhyay
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 120-124 Link

VI. Modeling and Simulations involved in Gas Sensing

  1. Delta arsenene nanoribbon as a sensing element towards phenol and benzene vapours – a first- principles insight
    V Nagarajan, R. Chandiramouli
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 125-131 Link
  2. Sensing ability of Liquefied Petroleum Gas by Epsilon phosphorene nanosheets – a DFT investigation
    V Nagarajan, R. Chandiramouli
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 132-137 Link

VII. Gas sensing equipment Design development and Electronic Interfacing

  1. Multiphysics modeling and optimisation of gas flow characteristics in a novel flow metric based gas sensing chamber with integrated heater
    K Govardhan, S Muthuraja, A Nirmala Grace
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 138-146 Link
  2. Digital sensors for detecting toxic gas leaks
    N. Malathi , Arun A.D., S. Chithrakkumar, M. Sivaramakrishna, Arindam Das, G. Mangamma, Arun K Prasad, S. Dhara
    J. Mater. NanoScience, 2022, 9(2), 147-152 Link

Issue Details

This issue is focused on bringing together the research fraternity involved in chemi-resistive gas sensing in India. Gas sensing has widely evolved over the last two decades. It is imperative that as a nation, we address issues concerning the direction in which it is progressing in this country. Along with the plethora of research groups currently pursuing gas sensing research, recent trends and achievements in gas sensors at nanoscale has to be identified. This issue welcomes original research contributions in interdisciplinary areas such as synthesis, characterization, gas sensing, mechanism, modeling and applications.


  • Inorganic Nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires, nanoparticles) for Gas Sensing
  • Organic materials for Gas Sensing (CNTs, Graphene, Polymers)
  • Mechanistic studies in gas sensing
  • Gas sensing equipment design and development
  • Modeling and simulations involved in gas sensing
  • Sensor Arrays, Artificial Neural Networks, Electronic Noses
  • Applications of gas sensing in various industries (case studies)
  • Sensor Devices, Calibration, Electronic Interfacing and Signal conditioning

Topic Editors

Dr. Arun Prasad, Ph.D.
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,
Homi Bhabha National Institute, IN
Dr. M. Sridharan,
SASTRA University, IN

Schedule – The dates

Issue completed on: February 15, 2022

Field – Research area
Nanostructured Gas Sensors
Polymers and Functional Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology
Materials Science

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience

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