Special Issue "Nano-Biosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2011)
Prof. Dr. Timothy S. Fisher
Birck Nanotechnology Center, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1205 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: nanoscale energy transport and conversion; synthesis of nanomaterials; biosensors; cooling of microelectronics; microfluidics
The advances in the creation of nanoscale materials and devices over the past two decades have been truly wondrous. The scientific community now has a vast array of synthetic and analytical tools to make new nanomaterials and integrate them into useful, functional devices. This special issue of the journal focuses on the exciting convergence of nanomaterials and biosensors. The issue seeks to clarify the unique enhancements that are possible through the use of nanoscale features in biosensing. Nanoscale control of size and surface functionalization can enhance surface area, local diffusion, field effects, and plasmonics, among other processes. Further, numerous practical aspects of nano-biosensors are of increasing importance--can they improve specificity? are they more or less susceptible to fouling? can they be functionalized, integrated and scaled up efficiently and economically? This special collection of contributions seeks to answer some of these questions, while in the rich tradition of scientific research raising others that will lead the field forward.
Prof. Dr. Timothy S. Fisher
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- nanomaterial synthesis
- biomolecular detection
- surface functionalization
- field-enhanced spectroscopy
Communication: Biofunctionalized Zinc Oxide Field Effect Transistors for Selective Sensing of Riboflavin with Current Modulation
Sensors 2011, 11(7), 6645-6655; doi:10.3390/s110706645
Received: 1 May 2011; in revised form: 1 June 2011 / Accepted: 20 June 2011 / Published: 27 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (378 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Sensors 2011, 11(10), 9300-9312; doi:10.3390/s111009300
Received: 4 August 2011; in revised form: 4 September 2011 / Accepted: 23 September 2011 / Published: 28 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1713 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sensors 2011, 11(11), 10785-10797; doi:10.3390/s111110785
Received: 10 October 2011; in revised form: 2 November 2011 / Accepted: 9 November 2011 / Published: 16 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (263 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sensors 2011, 11(11), 10907-10929; doi:10.3390/s111110907
Received: 8 October 2011; in revised form: 13 November 2011 / Accepted: 14 November 2011 / Published: 21 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1413 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sensors 2012, 12(2), 1657-1687; doi:10.3390/s120201657
Received: 20 December 2011; in revised form: 29 January 2012 / Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 7 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (619 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Electrical Characterization of Gold-DNA-Gold Structures in Presence of an External Magnetic Field by Means of I-V Curve Analysis
Sensors 2012, 12(3), 3578-3586; doi:10.3390/s120303578
Received: 21 January 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 3 March 2012 / Published: 14 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (383 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Novel Platform Development Using an Assembly of Carbon Nanotube, Nanogold and Immobilized RNA Capture Element towards Rapid, Selective Sensing of Bacteria
Sensors 2012, 12(6), 8135-8144; doi:10.3390/s120608135
Received: 1 May 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 1 June 2012 / Published: 12 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (871 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 23 March 2012