Special Issue "Piezoelectric Biosensors"


A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Iva Chianella

Cranfield Health, Vincent Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
Website: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/health/abouttheschool/people/page11628.html
Phone: +44 1234 758322
Interests: piezoelectric biosensors/sensors; electrochemical biosensors/sensors; optical biosensors/sensors; molecularly imprinted polymers; molecularly imprinted nanoparticles; novel assays development; nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Piezoelectric transducers are still heavily investigated to develop cheap and easy to use biosensors for medical, environmental and food applications. Such devices rely on the monitoring of the frequency of oscillation (or acoustic wave) of the piezoelectric component, which is affected by the mass adsorbed on the sensor or by changes in density and viscosity of the liquid in contact with the sensor surface.

In this special issue we would like to discuss the latest developments in designing sensitive and specific piezoelectric biosensors. This can be achieved either by using novel surface acoustic wave devices or by utilising nanomaterials such as metal or polymeric nanoparticles. We would like to invite research and review articles related, but not limited, to the following topics: QCM, Surface Acoustic Wave and Piezoelectric Cantilever biosensors (including immunosensors, DNA, aptamers and molecularly imprinted polymers based sensors). Research papers describing the use of nanomaterials such as gold or silver nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, nanofilms, nanowires and nanotubes, to improve the performance of piezoelectric biosensors are also invited.

Dr. Iva Chianella
Guest Editor


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  • piezoelectric biosensors
  • QCM biosensors
  • Surface Acoustic Wave biosensors
  • Piezoelectric Cantilever biosensors
  • piezoelectric immunosensors
  • molecularly imprinted polymers
  • DNA
  • aptamers
  • nanoparticles
  • nanofilms

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p. 301-317
Biosensors 2014, 4(3), 301-317; doi:10.3390/bios4030301
Received: 12 May 2014 / Revised: 28 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 August 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
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Biosensors 2014, 4(2), 161-171; doi:10.3390/bios4020161
Received: 8 April 2014 / Revised: 23 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 16 June 2014
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Biosensors 2014, 4(2), 137-149; doi:10.3390/bios4020137
Received: 4 March 2014 / Revised: 11 April 2014 / Accepted: 23 April 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014
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Biosensors 2014, 4(2), 90-110; doi:10.3390/bios4020090
Received: 11 February 2014 / Revised: 15 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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