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Materials 2011, 4(8), 1483-1518; doi:10.3390/ma4081483

Matrices for Sensors from Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Nanocomposites

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1 Nanoworld Institute Fondazione ELBA Nicolini, Bergamo 24100, Italy 2 Chair of Biophysics, University of Genova, Genova 16121-16167, Italy
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Received: 19 May 2011 / Revised: 2 August 2011 / Accepted: 11 August 2011 / Published: 24 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2011)
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Matrices and sensors resulting from inorganic, organic and biological nanocomposites are presented in this overview. The term nanocomposite designates a solid combination of a matrix and of nanodimensional phases differing in properties from the matrix due to dissimilarities in structure and chemistry. The nanoocomposites chosen for a wide variety of health and environment sensors consist of Anodic Porous Allumina and P450scc, Carbon nanotubes and Conductive Polymers, Langmuir Blodgett Films of Lipases, Laccases, Cytochromes and Rhodopsins, Three-dimensional Nanoporous Materials and Nucleic Acid Programmable Protein Arrays.
Keywords: nanocomposite; matrix; sensors nanocomposite; matrix; sensors
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Nicolini, C.; Sivozhelezov, V.; Bavastrello, V.; Bezzerra, T.; Scudieri, D.; Spera, R.; Pechkova, E. Matrices for Sensors from Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Nanocomposites. Materials 2011, 4, 1483-1518.

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