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2nd Edition

Physical, Chemical, and Biological

ISBN 9780367457051
Published February 25, 2021 by CRC Press
578 Pages 335 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Nanosensors are innovative devices that exploit the unique properties exhibited by matter at the nanoscale. A growing and exciting field, nanosensors have recently spurred considerable research endeavors across the globe, driving a need for the development of new device concepts and engineering nanostructured materials with controlled properties. Nanosensors: Physical, Chemical, and Biological, Second Edition offers a panoramic view of the field and related nanotechnologies with extraordinary clarity and depth.

Presenting an interdisciplinary approach, blending physics, chemistry and biology, this new edition is broad in scope and organised into six parts; beginning with the fundamentals before moving onto nanomaterials and nanofabrication technologies in the second part. The third and fourth parts provide a critical appraisal of physical nanosensors, and explore the chemical and biological categories of nanosensors. The fifth part sheds light on the emerging applications of nanosensors in the sectors of society, industry, and defense and details the cutting-edge applications of state-of-the-art nanosensors in environmental science, food technology, medical diagnostics, and biotechnology. The final part addresses self-powering and networking issues of nanosensors, and provides glimpses of future trends.

This is an ideal reference for researchers and industry professionals engaged in the frontier areas of material science and semiconductor fabrication as well as graduate students in physics and engineering pursuing electrical engineering and electronics courses with a focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Key features:

  • Provides an updated, all-encompassing exploration of contemporary nanosensors and highlights the exclusive nanoscale properties on which nanosensors are designed.
  • Presents an accessible approach with a question-and-answer format to allow an easy grasp of the intricacies involved in the complex working mechanisms of devices.
  • Contains clear, illustrative diagrams enabling the visualization of nanosensor operations, along with worked examples, end of chapter questions, and exhaustive up-to-date bibliographies appended to each chapter.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition


Author’s Profile

About the Book (2nd Edition)

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Mathematical Notation

Part I: Fundamental Concepts of Nanosensors

Introduction to Nanosensors  

Part II: Nanomaterials and Micro/Nanofabrication Facilities

Materials for Nanosensors

Nanosensor Laboratory  

Part III: Physical Nanosensors

Mechanical Nanosensors

Thermal Nanosensors

Optical Nanosensors

Magnetic Nanosensors  

Part IV: Chemical and Biological Nanosensors

Chemical Nanosensors


Part V: Emerging Applications of Nanosensors

Nanosensors for Societal Benefits

Nanosensors for Industrial Applications  

Nanosensors for Homeland Security  

Part VI: -Powering, Networking and Trends of Nanosensors

Nanogenerators and Self-Powered Nanosensors

Wireless Nanosensor Networks and IoNT

Overview and Future Trends of Nanosensors


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Vinod Kumar Khanna, Ph.D is a retired Chief Scientist from the CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani (Rajasthan), India, and a former Professor at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India. He has worked for more than 37 years on the design, fabrication and characterization of semiconductor devices and micro/nanoelectronic sensors. He has published 16 books, 6 chapters in edited books, and 192 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also has 5 patents to his name.