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Sensors 2017, 17(5), 1010;

Synergetic Effects of Combined Nanomaterials for Biosensing Applications

Department of Molecular Chemistry (DCM) UMR 5250, University Grenoble Alpes—CNRS, F-38000 Grenoble, France
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Academic Editors: Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault and Gaelle Lissorgues
Received: 31 March 2017 / Revised: 25 April 2017 / Accepted: 27 April 2017 / Published: 3 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in France 2016)
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Nanomaterials have become essential components for the development of biosensors since such nanosized compounds were shown to clearly increase the analytical performance. The improvements are mainly related to an increased surface area, thus providing an enhanced accessibility for the analyte, the compound to be detected, to the receptor unit, the sensing element. Nanomaterials can also add value to biosensor devices due to their intrinsic physical or chemical properties and can even act as transducers for the signal capture. Among the vast amount of examples where nanomaterials demonstrate their superiority to bulk materials, the combination of different nano-objects with different characteristics can create phenomena which contribute to new or improved signal capture setups. These phenomena and their utility in biosensor devices are summarized in a non-exhaustive way where the principles behind these synergetic effects are emphasized. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanomaterials; biosensors; hybrids; carbon; metals; semiconductors; energy transfer nanomaterials; biosensors; hybrids; carbon; metals; semiconductors; energy transfer

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Holzinger, M.; Le Goff, A.; Cosnier, S. Synergetic Effects of Combined Nanomaterials for Biosensing Applications. Sensors 2017, 17, 1010.

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