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Biosensors 2019, 9(1), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios9010043

Nanostructured Gas Sensors for Medical and Health Applications: Low to High Dimensional Materials

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School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
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Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney NSW 2007, Australia
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Received: 17 February 2019 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 17 March 2019
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Abstract

Human breath has long been known as a system that can be used to diagnose diseases. With advancements in modern nanotechnology, gas sensors can now diagnose, predict, and monitor a wide range of diseases from human breath. From cancer to diabetes, the need to treat at the earliest stages of a disease to both increase patient outcomes and decrease treatment costs is vital. Therefore, it is the promising candidate of rapid and non-invasive human breath gas sensors over traditional methods that will fulfill this need. In this review, we focus on the nano-dimensional design of current state-of-the-art gas sensors, which have achieved records in selectivity, specificity, and sensitivity. We highlight the methods of fabrication for these devices and relate their nano-dimensional materials to their record performance to provide a pathway for the gas sensors that will supersede. View Full-Text
Keywords: gas sensor; human breath; diagnosis of diseases; nano-dimensioned devices gas sensor; human breath; diagnosis of diseases; nano-dimensioned devices
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Nasiri, N.; Clarke, C. Nanostructured Gas Sensors for Medical and Health Applications: Low to High Dimensional Materials. Biosensors 2019, 9, 43.

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