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Materials 2014, 7(7), 5169-5201; doi:10.3390/ma7075169

New Gold Nanostructures for Sensor Applications: A Review

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1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China 2 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Deakin, VIC 3217, Australia 3 School of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650031, China 4 College of Chemical Science and Engineering, Laboratory of Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, the Growing Base for State Key Laboratory, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
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Received: 20 May 2014 / Revised: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 17 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Nanomaterials for Biosensors)
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Gold based structures such as nanoparticles (NPs) and nanowires (NWs) have widely been used as building blocks for sensing devices in chemistry and biochemistry fields because of their unusual optical, electrical and mechanical properties. This article gives a detailed review of the new properties and fabrication methods for gold nanostructures, especially gold nanowires (GNWs), and recent developments for their use in optical and electrochemical sensing tools, such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).
Keywords: gold nanowires (GNWs); gold nanoparticles (GNPs); nanoelectrodes; surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS); surface enhanced optical spectroscopy gold nanowires (GNWs); gold nanoparticles (GNPs); nanoelectrodes; surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS); surface enhanced optical spectroscopy
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Zhang, Y.; Chu, W.; Foroushani, A.D.; Wang, H.; Li, D.; Liu, J.; Barrow, C.J.; Wang, X.; Yang, W. New Gold Nanostructures for Sensor Applications: A Review. Materials 2014, 7, 5169-5201.

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