2nd Edition

Nanosensors Physical, Chemical, and Biological

By Vinod Kumar Khanna Copyright 2021
    578 Pages 335 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    578 Pages 335 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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



    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.