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Optochemical Nanosensors

1st Edition

Edited by Andrea Cusano, Francisco J. Arregui, Michele Giordano, Antonello Cutolo

CRC Press

621 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 359 B/W Illus.

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Nanosized sensors enable the study of chemical and biochemical processes at a level and in dimensions that may not have been envisioned some 20 years ago. Fueled by their inherent small size and the unusual optical, magnetic, catalytic, and mechanical properties of nanoparticles, remarkable progress has been made in recent years in the development and utilization of nanosensors and optical nanotechnology will further widen the field. However, the design of new sensors requires new materials, new methods for their characterization, new optical sensing schemes, new approaches for creating nanosized structures, and new techniques for their interrogation in complex environments such as small living cells for studying biological signals or big public spaces for environmental monitoring .

Optochemical Nanosensors covers the rapidly growing field of optical chemical nanosensing, a new and exciting area of research and development within the large field of optical chemical sensing and biosensing. Its many applications, including the detection of bioterrorist threats, food security, virology, explosive detection and more, are covered in these self-contained yet interrelated chapters. The book reviews optochemical sensors, starting from the basics in optoelectronicsand concluding with the presentation of diverse nanosensors. The authors offer insight into future trends in this growing field and present applications in the fields of medicine, security, and bioterrorism.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Photonics

Brian Culshaw and Jose Miguel López-Higuera

Fundamentals of Optical Chemical Sensors

Francesco Baldini, Ambra Giannetti, and Cosimo Trono

Optical Chemical Sensors: A View Back

Dorota Wencel and Colette McDonagh

Photoluminescent Nanosensors

Mike McShane

Cantilever-Based Sensors

Maria Tenje, Stephan S. Keller, Zachary J. Davis, Anja Boisen, Joseph Ndieyira, Manuel Vögtli, Carlo Morasso, and Rachel A. McKendry

Nanostructured Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors

Mikael Svedendahl, Si Chen, and Mikael Käll

Fiber-Optic Nanosensors

Carlos R. Zamarreño, Jesus M. Corres, Javier Goicoechea, Ignacio Del Villar, Ignacio R. Matías, and Francisco J. Arregui

Lab on Fiber Technology and Related Devices

Andrea Cusano, Marco Consales, Marco Pisco, Alessio Crescitelli, Armando Ricciardi, Emanuela Esposito, and Antonello Cutolo

Micro/Nanofibers for Biochemical Sensing

Joel Villatoro

Optofluidic Sensors

Romeo Bernini

Lab-on-Chip Nanostructured Sensors for Chemical and Biological Applications

Luca De Stefano, Edoardo De Tommaso, Emanuele Orabona, Ilaria Rea, and Ivo Rendina

Photonic Crystals as Valuable Technological Platform for Chemical and Biological Nanosensors

Valery Konopsky and Elena Alieva

Nano-Materials and Nano-Structures for Chemical and Biological Optical Sensors

Ignacio Del Villar, Javier Goicoechea, Carlos R. Zamarreño, and Jesús M. Corres

Linear and Nonlinear Spectroscopy at Nano Scale

Anna Chiara De Luca, Giuseppe Pesce, Giulia Rusciano, and Antonio Sasso

Plasmonic Nanostructures and Nano-Antennas for Sensing

Anuj Dhawan and Tuan Vo-Dinh

Overcoming Mass-Transport Limitations with Optofluidic Plasmonic Biosensors and Particle Trapping

Hatice Altug, Ahmet Ali Yanik, Alp Artar, Arif Engin Cetin, Min Huang, and John H. Connor

Optical Micro-Ring Resonators for Chemical Vapor Sensing

Yuze Sun and Xudong Fan

Nano-Optical Sensors for the Detection of Bioterrorist Threats

Vinod Kumar Khanna

Nano-Optical Sensors for Food Safety and Security

Euiwon Bae and Arun K. Bhunia

Multifunctional Fiber-Optic Nanosensors for Environmental Monitoring

Alessio Crescitelli, Marco Consales, Antonello Cutolo, Michele Giordano, and Andrea Cusano

Nano-Optical Sensors for Virology

Sathish Sankar, Balaji Nandagopal, Mageshbabu Ramamurthy, and Gopalan Sridharan

Nano-Optical Sensors for Explosive Detection

Paul B. Ruffin and Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin

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