Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


A new generation of extra-ordinarily sensitive, fast-response devices utilizing the distinctive properties of nanomaterials or modulation of characteristics of nanoelectronic devices is described. Besides their ultrahigh sensitivities, these nanosensors exhibit much lower detection limits than their microscopic competitors. In these nanomaterials and nanosize sensing devices, the relevant analyte molecules bind with the functionalized surfaces of the concerned nanostructures, producing changes in the properties of materials or altering the characteristics of devices in accordance with the concentration of the target biomolecules. These molecular bindings constitute the basis for specificity in the detection of biological and chemical species. Perspectives of nanosensors based on gold nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, silicon nanowires, and nanocantilevers are sketched.


Surface Plasmon Resonance Gold Nanoparticles Glassy Carbon Electrode Magnetic Nanoparticles Localize Surface Plasmon Resonance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MEMS and Microsensors GroupCSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research InstitutePilaniIndia

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