Nanotechnology brings new possibilities for the development of sensors, biosensors, and novel electrochemical bioassays. Nanoscale materials have been extensively used in a wide variety of configurations — as electrode surfaces to promote electrochemical reaction, as "wires" to enzymes connecting their redox centers to electrode surface, as nanobarcodes for biomolecules, or as tags to amplify the signal of a biorecognition event.
Nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors have been used in many areas, including cancer diagnostics and the detection of infectious organisms. This book reviews important achievements in the field of nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors and biosensors.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Nanomaterial-Based Electrodes
Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors, Martin Pumera, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Electrochemistry on Single Carbon Nanotube, Pat Collier, Caltech, USA
Theory of Voltammetry at Nanoparticle-Modified Electrodes, Richard G. Compton, Oxford University, UK
Metal Oxide Nanoparticle-Modified Electrodes, Frank Marken, University of Bath, UK
Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Electrochemical Bioanalysis, Eugenii Katz, Clarkson University, USA
Nanoparticle-Modified Electrodes for Sensing, Jose Pingarron, University Complutense Madrid, Spain
Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Gas Sensing, M. Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Carbon Nanotube/Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Electrodes, Mustafa Musameh, CSIRO, Australia
Carbon Nanotube Electrochemical Detectors in Lab-on-a-Chip Devices, Alberto Escarpa, University of Alcala, Spain
Part 2: Nanomaterials as Labels
Nanomaterials for Eletrochemical Labeling of DNA and Proteins, Yuehe Lin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Guodang Liu, North Dakota State University, USA
Potenciometric Detection of Bioassays with Quantum Dots Labels, Eric Bakker, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Nanorods for Electrochemical Barcoding, Joseph Wang, Arizona State University, USA
"Every chapter provides an introduction to help readers to understand particular and important concepts and concludes with a summary of future perspectives. Overall, the book offers a timely overview of this rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. It is highly recommended to both novices and experts to be acquainted with the important achievements in the field and the future of electrochemical detection methods."
—J. Albaigés, CID-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, in International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry