Special Issue "Nanostructured Biosensors 2016"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).
Biosensors are chemical sensors in which the recognition system is based on biochemical or biological mechanisms. Compared to the traditional analytical methods, the advantage of biosensors is due to the facts that they are small in size, have a fast response, are easy to use, portable, and inexpensive devices that are suitable for real-time monitoring of biological parameters. Since the 1960s when Clark and Lyons proposed the initial concept of enzyme electrodes-based glucose biosensors, biosensors’ technology has , increased—and will continue to—in applications in the fields of clinical diagnostics, home land security, environmental monitoring, agriculture, food and drug industries, and point-of-care applications.
In recent years, with the development of nanotechnology, the integration of a variety of nanomaterials to biosensing technology has attracted substantial research efforts due to the special physical, chemical, electrical, optical properties of nanostructured materials. The exploration of these different characteristics has initiated the improvement of sensitivity, selectivity, and biocompatibility of biosensors.
This Special Issue aims to put together a set of original research papers and review papers representing part of the breadth and depth of current research on nanostructured biosensors, with focus on recent developments in biosensing technologies based on the utilization of nanostructured materials with specific forms such as engineered nanoparticles (0D), nanorods and nanotubes (1D), synthetic thin film and graphene (2D). The topics will include, without being limited to:
- Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials;
- Assembly and functionalization of nanomaterials;
- Integration of nanomaterials in biosensing systems;
- Design and fabrication of nanostructured biosensors;
- Miniaturized electrical and optical biosensors, etc.
We are expecting that this Special Issue will provide chemists, material scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists with the current state of the art and challenges, as well as future perspectives, regarding nano-biosensing technology.
Prof. Dr. Chen-Zhong Li
Prof. Dr. Ling-Jie Meng