Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications

Sensing with Nanotubes, Nanowires and Nanoparticles

Edited by

  • Kevin C. Honeychurch, University of the West of England, UK

Nano-scale materials are proving attractive for a new generation of devices, due to their unique properties. They are used to create fast-responding sensors with good sensitivity and selectivity for the detection of chemical species and biological agents. Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications provides an overview of developments brought about by the application of nanotechnology for both chemical and biological sensor development.

Part one addresses electrochemical nanosensors and their applications for enhanced biomedical sensing, including blood glucose and trace metal ion analysis. Part two goes on to discuss spectrographic nanosensors, with chapters on the use of nanoparticle sensors for biochemical and environmental sensing and other techniques for detecting nanoparticles in the environment.

Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications serves as a standard reference for R&D managers in a range of industrial sectors, including nanotechnology, electronics, biotechnology, magnetic and optical materials, and sensors technology, as well as researchers and academics with an interest in these fields.

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Audience

Materials science and chemistry researchers working in nanotechnology; R&D managers in industrial sectors such as nanotechnology, electronics, biotechnology, medicine, and environmental monitoring

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2014
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-660-9


Table of Contents

Part 1 Electrochemical nanosensors: Chemical and biological sensing with carbon nanotubes (CNTs); Electrochemical nanosensors for blood glucose analysis; Nanoparticle modified electrodes for trace metal ion analysis; Interfacing cells with nanostructured electrochemical sensors for enhanced biomedical sensing; Chemiresistor gas sensors using semiconductor metal oxides; Electropolymers for (nano-)imprinted biomimetic biosensors; Nanostructured conducting polymers for electrochemical sensing and biosensing. Part 2 Spectrographic nanosensors: Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoparticle sensors for biochemical and environmental sensing; The use of coated gold nanoparticles in high-performance chemical sensors; Nanoporous silicon biochemical sensors; Semiconductor quantum dots in chemical sensors and biosensors; Nanosensors and other techniques for detecting nanoparticles in the environment.