1st Edition

Nanomaterials-Based Sensing Platforms
Towards the Efficient Detection of Biomolecules and Gases

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ISBN 9781774630372
November 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
312 Pages 19 Color & 64 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Sensors are effective tools to carry out cost-effective, fast, and reliable sensing for a wide range of applications. This volume, Nanomaterials-Based Sensing Platforms: Towards the Efficient Detection of Biomolecules and Gases, presents a brief history behind the sensing technology and also emphasizes a broad range of biosensing techniques based on optical and electrochemical response methods. Starting from the traditional enzyme-based biosensing method to functionalized nanostructure-based sensors, this book also provides a detailed overview of some of the advanced sensing methodologies based on photonic crystal cavity-based sensing devices.

The authors have compiled the book keeping in mind the extraordinary success history of nanomaterials, their current strategical exploitation, and an unprecedented pool of possibilities they hold for the future. Many of the technologies have been developed recently for the sensing of various bio-analytes and molecules, some of which have been included in this book through dedicated chapters in a highly organized manner. The book looks at the various sensors, such as for biosensing, electrochemical sensing, gas sensing, photo-electrochemical sensing, and colorimetric sensing, all of which have shown potential.

This volume will be valuable for professors, scientists, graduate students, industry professionals, researchers, and libraries. Many universities, institutes, and colleges are offering courses on nanotechnology, nanoscience, materials sciences, and this volume will be a helpful ancillary text.

Table of Contents

1. Biosensors: Current Trends and Future Perspectives
Biosensors and Their Underlying Principle
Characteristics of a Biosensor
Types of Biosensors
Current Applications of Biosensor Technology
Non-Invasive Biosensing Technology
Conclusion and Future Directions

2. Functionalized Nanomaterials for Biosensing Application
Biosensing Types
Nano Biosensors and Their Classification
Bio-Functionalization of Nanomaterials

3. Photonic Crystal Cavity Based Sensors and Their Potential Applications
Photonic Crystal Structures and Their Fabrication Methods
Photonic Crystals for Potential Sensing Applications
Principle of Sensing with Photonic Crystal Cavity
Photonic Crystal Cavity Based Optical Sensors
Challenges and the Future Directions of Photonic Crystal Cavities for Sensing Applications

4. Metal Oxide Nanostructures for the Gas Sensing Applications
Need of Sensors
Categorization of Sensors
Classification of Gas Sensor
Role of Metal Oxides

5. Optical Biosensors for Diagnostic Applications
Surface Plasmon Resonance
Excitation of Surface Plasmons
Localized Surface Plasmons

6. Metal-Free Electrode Materials for Electrochemical
Carbon-Based Electrodes for Electrochemical Bio-Sensing
Perspectives and Future Development

7. Noble Metal Nanoparticles-Based Composites for Gas Sensing: Progress and Perspective
Overview and Background
Synthesis of Morphology Controlled Noble Metal Nps Composites
Noble Metal NPs Composites for Gas Sensor Application
Summary and Perspective

8. Nanoparticles: A Noble Metal for Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Bio-Sensing Affinity
Electrochemical Bio-Sensing
Performance of Nanoparticles and Its Composite with Graphene for Different Electrochemical Biosensor

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Aneeya Kumar Samantara, PhD, is a National Postdoctorate Fellow at the National Institute of Science Education and Research, Odisha, India. Dr. Samantara’s research interests include the synthesis of metal chalcogenides and graphene composites for energy storage/conversion applications and designing of electrochemical sensors for detection of different bioanalytes. To his credit, he has authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers published in international journals, as well as books and book chapters. He did his PhD in Chemistry at the CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Odisha, India. Before joining the PhD program, he completed Master of Science in Advanced Organic Chemistry from Ravenshaw University, India, and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) from Utkal University, India.

Sudarsan Raj, PhD, is currently working as a Research Associate at the CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Odisha, India. He was previously a postdoctoral Research Scientist at Nagoya University, Japan. He did his PhD in Materials Engineering at Chonbuk National University, South Korea. Before that he completed his MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Berhampur University, Odisha, India. His research output includes a number of authored and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research interest includes nanoparticle synthesis for LEDs, solar cells, gas sensors, automobile exhaust catalysts and value-added beach sand minerals.

Satyajit Ratha, PhD, pursued his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India. Prior to joining IIT Bhubaneswar, he received his Bachelor of Science with first class honors from Utkal University and his Master of Science from Ravenshaw University. His research interests include two-dimensional semiconductors, nanostructure synthesis applications, energy storage devices, and supercapacitors. He has authored and co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers published in international journals and 10 books.