This volume combines the chemistry and materials science of nanomaterials and biomolecules with their detection strategies, sensor physics and device engineering. In so doing, it covers the important types of nanomaterials for sensory applications, namely carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, fluorescent and biological molecules, nanorods, nanowires and nanoparticles, dendrimers, and nanostructured silicon. It also illustrates a wide range of sensing principles, including fluorescence, nanocantilever oscillators, electrochemical detection, antibody-antigen interactions, and magnetic detection.
Challa Kumar is currently the Group Leader of Nanofabrication at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods for functional nanomaterials and innovative therapeutic, diagnostic and sensory tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries prior to joining CAMD. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, an international peer reviewed journal published by American Scientific Publishers, and the series editor for the ten-volume book series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) published by Wiley-VCH. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, as a post doctoral fellow and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research in M?lheim, Germany, as an invited scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India.
Nanotechnological Approaches in Biosensor Development
Design and Synthesis of Nanobioprobes for Fluorescent Detection of Molecular and Cellular Biological Targets
Fluorescence-based Detection Methods
Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes in Biosensing
Biosensing based on Carbon Nanotube Field-effect Transistors (NTFETs)
Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanocantilevers and Nanorods in Biosensor Development
Fullerene-based Electrochemical Detection Methods
CNT-based Electrochemical Detection Methods
Nanoparticle Electrochemical Methods
Biomimetic Sensors in Nanotechnology
Dendrimers for Biosensing
Nanostructured Silicon for Biosensing
Optical Detection Methods
Magnetic Nanomaterial-based Detection Methods