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Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors


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About this book


Nanotechnology provides us with tools to create functional materials, devices, and systems by controlling materials at the atomic and molecular scales, and at the same time make use of novel properties and phenomena. Considering that most chemical and biological sensors, as well as many physical sensors, depend on interactions occurring within the nano scale range, the impact that nanotechnology will have on the sensor world is significant.

Nanotechnology enabled sensors find applications in several novel fields such as sensing single molecules, bio-hazards, toxic chemicals, gas sensors, process control and diagnostics. Application of nanostructured materials for biological applications, biologically assisted nanofabrication, and the development of next-generation of biosensors and biomedical instrumentation for improved sensing is increasingly attracting interests in the scientific community.



Biosensor Kalantar-zadeh Nanomaterial diagnostics electronics/microelectronics enabled nanotechnology sensors

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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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From the reviews:

"`Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors' is a textbook giving the reader an introduction to both sensing and nanotechnology ... . focus on broadness of topics without confusing the reader with too many details, and the extensive reference lists at the end of all the chapters, make it a highly appreciable introduction to the field of nanotechnologyenabled sensing. This book is an excellent tool both for graduate students (after bachelor level) and scientists wishing to obtain a good, concise overview of both nanotechnology and sensing ... ." (Peter A. Lieberzeit, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 392, 2008)

"Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors provides the reader with a deep understanding of the concepts of nanotechnology enabled sensors ... . this book provides a good basis for anyone entering or studying the field of nanotechnology enabled sensors. It not provides a good basis for the inexperienced practitioner but also could be very useful to those with some experience. ... Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors should be very useful for both: researchers as well as final year graduate and post graduate students ... ." (Sergey Y. Yurish, Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 98 (11), 2008)

"There is currently no textbook that captures the advances in motion during the last decade. The authors have attempted to fill the void with this book … . The book is intended for a general audience with a background in university level physics and chemistry. … The book provides a good introduction to sensors for beginners–the definitions unique to the field, basic theory behind the operation, and transduction platforms are all strong points." (Meyya Meyyappan, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, December, 2009)