Special Issue "Carbon-Based Nanocomposites for Biosensing Approaches"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: microsystems for chemical analysis based on 3D and inkjet-printed technologies; electrochemical improvement of voltammetry (bio)sensors based on carbon graphite forms; customized carbon nanomaterials with several bio-modifiers, including metal nanoparticles, quantum dots and macromolecules; development of automated analyzers for bioreactors control and bioelectrochemistry cells
Recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology have brought novel devices and materials at the nanometer scale, mainly triggered by the demand of miniaturizing electronic, optical, sensing, and actuating systems and their components. In this sense, carbon nanomaterials are supposed to be a key component of nanotechnology. Concretely, nanocomposite carbon-paste electrodes (NC-CPEs) made of dispersing different conducting carbon nanostructures within an insulating polymer have played a leading role in the analytical electrochemistry. Carbon nanohorns, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, graphene, and graphite are examples of carbon nanoallotropes that can be successfully integrated as the core of (bio)sensing platforms due to their excellent abilities for direct interaction with a wide range of analytes, their applicability in aqueous media or their superb electrical conductivity, among others. However, above all, NC-CPEs are well-known for their high malleability derived from the polymeric matrix to host a variety of (bio)modifiers in/on/into the NC-CPE, including nanoparticles, enzymes, antibodies, aptamers or chemical (bio)recognition agents, and the ability to modify and finetune their composition to achieve the requirements of specific (bio)analytical applications. With this background, many researchers have worked toward the development of novel carbon-based nanocomposite (bio)sensing platforms.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover the current trends in the use of carbon-based nanocomposite electronic devices for (bio)sensing approaches, including all nanoallotropic carbon forms and their tuning and (bio)functionalization with functional nanoparticles, biological elements, active biomolecules or magnetic beads.
Dr. Mireia Baeza
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- Carbon nanomaterials
- Functional metal nanoparticles
- Biorecognition agents
- Supramolecular active biomolecules
- Magento nanocomposites
- Carbon-paste electrodes
- Electrochemical detection
- Electronic analysis