Biosensors: An Introductory Textbook

Jagriti Narang, C.S. Pundir

April 11, 2017 by Pan Stanford
Textbook - 160 Pages - 7 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814745949 - CAT# N11851

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Features

  • Covers research and protocols of synthesis of nanomaterials and their application in sensing
  • Co-edited by and includes contributions from Prof. C. S. Pundir, an international leader in biological nanotechnology
  • llustrated throughout with excellent figures and references that accompany each section
  • A practical and user-friendly textbook that can be adopted for undergraduate courses and research dissertations

Summary

Nanotechnology is a budding field and has a pivotal role in sensing. Nanomaterials exist in various forms such as nanoparticles, nanoclusters, nanobelts, and nanospheres. These nanomaterials act as sensing interfaces and immobilization surfaces for various biomolecules such as enzymes, DNA, and antigens. Therefore, the preparation and characterization of these nanoparticles play an important role in sensing devices.

This handbook has evolved from the authors’ teaching and research experience in the field of nanoparticle biosensing. It encompasses protocols for the synthesis of various forms of metal oxide nanoparticles; study of the various characterizing techniques that help deduce the shape, size, and morphology of these nanoparticles; and applications of these nanoparticles in the field of biosensors. It presents voltammetry techniques such as cyclic, linear wave, wave pulse, and differential pulse voltammetry, throws light on the interactions of nanomaterials and biomolecules, and discusses microfluidic devices, which due to their unique capability of miniaturization fascinate many researchers. It is a practical and user-friendly textbook that introduces the various basic principles and practical information that will help undergraduate and advanced-level students and researchers understand the science behind nanoscale sensing.

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