Portable Chemical Sensors

Weapons Against Bioterrorism

  • Dimitrios Nikolelis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, Dimitrios P. Nikolelis, Nikolaos Tzamtzis
    Pages 1-14
  3. Piyush Sindhu Sharma, Wlodzimierz Kutner, Francis D’Souza
    Pages 63-94
  4. Nickolaj F. Starodub, Yulia A. Ogorodniichuk, Yulia A. Sitnik, Nelja F. Slishik
    Pages 95-117
  5. Susana Campuzano, María Pedrero, José Manuel Pingarrón
    Pages 119-137
  6. Ilya Kurochkin, Maria Gromova, Ekaterina Dontsova, Larisa Sigolaeva, Arkadiy Eremenko, Evgeniy Evtushenko et al.
    Pages 151-169
  7. Ilanna C. Lopes, Paulina V. F. Santos, Ana M. Oliveira-Brett
    Pages 171-192
  8. Tibor Hianik
    Pages 193-211
  9. Golnaz Borghei, Elizabeth A. H. Hall
    Pages 213-226
  10. Gennady Evtugyn, Ravil Younusov, Alexey Ivanov
    Pages 227-244
  11. Georges Istamboulie, Jean Louis Marty
    Pages 245-259
  12. Anna-Maria Spehar-Délèze, Salzitsa Anastasova, Zimei Rong, Dale Bickham, Hong Chang, Pankaj Vadgama
    Pages 287-303
  13. Magnus Willander, Omer Nur, Syed M. Usman Ali
    Pages 305-322
  14. Arzum Erdem, Mihrican Muti, Hakan Karadeniz, Gulsah Congur, Ece Canavar
    Pages 323-334

About these proceedings


Biosensors are making a large impact in environmental, food, biomedical, and other applications. In comparison to standard analytical detection methods, such as minimal sample preparation and handling, they offer advantages including real time detection, rapid detection of the analytes of concern, use of non-skilled personnel, and portability. The aim of this book is to focus on research related to the rapid detection of agents and weapons of bioterrorism and provide a comprehensive review of the research topics most pertinent to advancing devices applicable to the rapid real-time detection of toxicants such as microbes, pathogens, toxins, or nerve gases. The ongoing war on terrorism and the rising security concerns are driving the need for newer faster biosensors against bio-warfare agents for both military and civil defence applications. The volume brings together contributions from the most eminent international researchers in the field, covering various aspects of work not so far published in any scientific journal and often going beyond the “state of art “ . Readers of these review articles will learn new technological schemes that can lead to the construction of devices that will minimize the risk of bio-terrorism.


Chemical Sensors Civil defence applications Rapid detection of biochemical weapons Security concerns

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios Nikolelis
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of ChemistryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2871-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2872-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6489
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6527
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