Biosensor Nanomaterials

Biosensor Nanomaterials

Editor(s): Songjun Li, Jagdish Singh, He Li, Ipsita A. Banerjee

Published Online: 19 MAR 2011 11:48AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527328413

Online ISBN: 9783527635160

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635160

About this Book

Biosensors are devices that detect the presence of microbials such as bacteria, viruses or a range biomolecules, including proteins, enzymes, DNA and RNA. For example, they are routinely applied for monitoring the glucose concentration in blood, quality analysis of fresh and waste water and for food control. Nanomaterials are ideal candidates for building sensor devces: where in just a few molecules can alter the properties so drastically that these changes may be easily detected by optical, electrical or chemical means. Recent advantages have radically increased the sensitivity of nanomaterial-based biosensors, making it possible to detect one particular molecule against a background of billions of others.
Focusing on the materials suitable for biosensor applications, such as nanoparticles, quantum dots, meso- and nanoporous materials and nanotbues, this text enables the reader to prepare the respective nanomaterials for use in actual devices by appropriate functionalization, surface processing or directed self-assembly. The emphasis throughout is on electrochemical, optical and mechancial detection methods, leading to solutions for today's most challenging tasks.
The result is a reference for researchers and developers, disseminating first-hand information on which nanomaterial is best suited to a particular application - and why.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      Smart Polymeric Nanofibers Resolving Biorecognition Issues (pages 57–71)

      Ashutosh Tiwari, Ajay K. Mishra, Shivani B. Mishra, Rajeev Mishra and Prof., Dr. Songjun Li

    3. Chapter 4

      Fabrication and Evaluation of Nanoparticle-Based Biosensors (pages 73–93)

      Rhishikesh Mandke, Buddhadev Layek, Gitanjali Sharma and Prof. Dr. Jagdish Singh

    4. Chapter 11

      Functionalized Graphene for Biosensing Applications (pages 221–235)

      Minghui Yang, Chunyan Wang, Qin Wei, Bin Du, Prof. Dr. He Li and Zhiyong Qian

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