Jenny Stanford Publishing
238 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 59 B/W Illus.
The interest in finding reliable and highly sensitive sensors for water quality control has grown recently empowered by the explosion of cutting-edge technologies such as nanotechnologies, optoelectronics, and computing on one hand and by the increasing need for more secure control of water quality on the other hand. This book highlights a number of modern topics in the field of biosensing particularly for water sensing in which the signal is enhanced, starting from surface enhanced spectroscopies using plasmonic structures such as Raman scattering (SERS), infrared enhanced absorption (SEIRA), and surface enhanced fluorescence (SEF).
The SPR enhanced detection is highlighted in two chapters and addressed using signal processing and the use of color of solutions as a result of modification of the LSPR properties of nanoparticles. Porous materials are another field of research where the enhancement is achieved due to the increasing the area- to-volume ratio. Good examples are the two emerging fields of porous Si and sculptured thin films prepared by the oblique deposition technique. One of the long standing problems is bacteria detection in water which is addressed thoroughly with emphasis on the problems usually encountered in detecting large bioentities.
"This book has certainly appeared at the right time, when the development of biosensors using various kinds of nanomaterials is accelerating in various areas such as healthcare, the agro-food sector, and environmental monitoring."
—Dietmar Knopp, Institute of Hydrochemistry and Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Technische Universität München
Nanoplasmonic structures and enhanced spectroscopies for water sensing; Hong Shen, Emmanuel Rinnert, Nicolas Guillot, Jérémy Rouxel, Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Timothée Toury
Online and real-time water quality monitoring system based upon Raman super-resolved spectrometer; Dror Malka, Garry Berkovic, Yair Hammer, Zeev Zalevsky
Application of broadband infrared plasmon resonance for the signal amplification of analytes in water; Tadaaki Nagao, Chung Vu Hoang, Dominik Enders, Makiko Oyama, Osamu Saito
Colorimetric detection of toxic metal ions in water based on gold nanoparticles; Jianjun Du, Qi Shao, Xiaodong Chen
Tackling the SNR problem in miniaturized arrayed biosensors for water; Inbal Tsarfati-BarAd, Levi A. Gheber
Current techniques for bacteria and large entities detection in water; Mohamadali Safavieh, Chaker Tlili, Khaled Mahmoud, Esen Sokullu, Andy Ng, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Mohammed Zourob
Techniques for signal analysis in surface plasmon resonance sensors; Alina Karabchevsky, Ibrahim Abdulhalim
Chemical sensing and biosensing with nanostructured porous silicon; V. Torres-Costa, G. Recio-Sánchez, D. Gallach, M. Manso-Silván, J. López-García, M. Arroyo-Hernández, R. J. Martín-Palma
Chiral sculptured thin films for optical sensing of analytes in fluids; Tom G. Mackay, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia