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Chemosensors 2018, 6(4), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors6040062

Advances on Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotubes

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DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences, CNR-SPIN, University of L’Aquila, Via Vetoio, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
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Received: 8 November 2018 / Revised: 29 November 2018 / Accepted: 30 November 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Nanotube Sensors)
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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes have been attracting considerable interest among material scientists, physicists, chemists, and engineers for almost 30 years. Owing to their high aspect ratio, coupled with remarkable mechanical, electronic, and thermal properties, carbon nanotubes have found application in diverse fields. In this review, we will cover the work on carbon nanotubes used for sensing applications. In particular, we will see examples where carbon nanotubes act as main players in devices sensing biomolecules, gas, light or pressure changes. Furthermore, we will discuss how to improve the performance of carbon nanotube-based sensors after proper modification. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; gas sensors; bio-sensors; photo-sensors; photodetectors; pressure sensors; field effect transistor carbon nanotubes; gas sensors; bio-sensors; photo-sensors; photodetectors; pressure sensors; field effect transistor
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