Chapter 4. Brownian Motion in Biological Sensing

  1. Dr. Vinod Labhasetwar Ph.D. staff scientist postdoctoral fellow faculty member associate professor professor3 and
  2. Dr. Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky Ph.D. associate professor4
  1. Axel Hoffmann1,
  2. Seok-Hwan Chung1,
  3. Samuel D. Bader1,
  4. Lee Makowski2 and
  5. Liaohai Chen2

Published Online: 3 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470152928.ch4

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Hoffmann, A., Chung, S.-H., Bader, S. D., Makowski, L. and Chen, L. (2007) Brownian Motion in Biological Sensing, in Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology (eds V. Labhasetwar and D. L. Leslie-Pelecky), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470152928.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nebraska Center for Materials Nanoscience and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Materials Science Division and Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA

  2. 2

    Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471722427

Online ISBN: 9780470152928



  • Brownian motion in biological sensing;
  • magnetic relaxation sensing based;
  • Brownian motion on particle size


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sensing Applications Utilizing Rotational Brownian Motion

  • Magnetic Relaxation in Ferrofluids

  • Sensing Based on Magnetic Relaxation

  • Outlook

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References