Nano-sized biosensors for medical applications

J. C. Claussen, J. Shi, S. Rout Chandra, M. S. Artiles, M. M. Roushar, M. C. Stensberg, D. Marshall Porterfield, T. S. Fisher

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Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal nanoparticles, and hybrid carbon/metal nanoparticle structures display remarkable properties. In particular, the chemical, electrical, and electrochemical properties of these nanomaterials have significantly improved biosensor performance. Perhaps the greatest advances in nano-sized biosensors have been achieved in electrochemical biosensing. Nanomaterials incorporated into electrochemical biosensors have greatly enhanced their sensitivity, linear sensing range, and detection limit. Diverse 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' fabrication techniques have been utilized to incorporate nanomaterials into biosensor construction. Herein, we present the latest advances in the field of nano-sized biosensors, explore their remarkable properties, present their distinct fabrication protocols, and discuss their performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosensors for Medical Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781845699352
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Biosensors
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Metal nanoparticles
  • Nanobiosensors
  • Nanomaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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