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  Title: Nanosensors: Materials and Technologies

  Editor: Nada F. Atta

  Publisher: International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Publishing

  Formats: hardcover (print book) and printable pdf Acrobat (e-book) 298 pages

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  Pubdate: 5 July 2013

  ISBN: 978-84-616-5378-2

  e-ISBN: 978-84-616-5422-2



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Nanosensors: Materials and Technologies aims to provide the readers with some of the most recent development of new and advanced materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, sol-gel films, self-assembly layers in presence of surface active agents, nano-particles, and conducting polymers in the surface structuring for sensing applications. The emphasis of the presentations is devoted to the difference in properties and its relation to the mechanism of detection and specificity. Miniaturization on the other hand, is of unique importance for sensors applications. The chapters of this book present the usage of robust, small, sensitive and reliable sensors that take advantage of the growing interest in nano-structures. Different chemical species are taken as good example of the determination of different chemical substances industrially, medically and environmentally. A separate chapter in this book will be devoted to molecular recognition using surface templating.


The present book will find a large audience of specialists and scientists or engineers working in the area of sensors and its technological applications. The Nanosensors: Materials and Technologies will also be useful for researchers working in the field of electrochemical and biosensors since it presents a collection of achievements in different areas of sensors applications.









Chapter 1


Modern Applications of Molecularly Imprinted Materials

Nada F. Atta and Ali M. Abdel-Mageed


1.1. Introduction

1.2. Imprinting Methodology and Recognition Mechanism

1.3. Monomers Selection and Type of Template Molecule

1.4. Control Factors of Recognition Process on Imprinted Materials

1.4.1. Recognition Media and Progen

1.4.2. pH of the Rebinding Mixture

1.4.3. Molecular Template Recovery

1.4.4. Selectivity Imprinted Materials

1.4.5. Repeatability of Rebinding Process

1.5. Modern Applications of Imprinted Materials

1.5.1. Molecular Recognition and Sensing Applications Molecular Recognition of Proteins Molecular Recognition of Chiral Compounds Imprinting of Drug Compounds

1.5.2. Imprinted Membranes

1.5.3. Preparation of Transition State Antibody Analogues

1.5.4. Chromatographic Applications




Chapter 2

Graphene as Electrochemical Sensor and Biosensor: Synthesis,

Characterization and Applications

Ahmed Galal, Nada F. Atta and Hagar K. Hassan


2.1. Introduction

2.1.1. Graphene, the Mother of all Carbon Allotropes

2.1.2. Properties of Graphene

2.1.3. Graphene Preparation Unzipping of CNTs Arc-discharge Method Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Method Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide into Graphene Chemical Reduction of GO into Graphene Electrochemical Preparation of Graphene Reduction of GO by Laser Radiation

2.1.4. Surface and Spectral Characterization of Graphene Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Scanning Electron Microscope Raman Spectroscopy X-Ray diffraction (XRD)

2.1.5. Applications of Graphene

2.1.6. Electrochemical Sensors Potentiometric Sensors Voltammetric Sensors

2.2. Graphene as an Electrochemical Sensor

2.2.1. Graphene as Neurotransmitters Sensor

2.2.2. Graphene as Electrochemical Sensor for Drug Ingredients

2.2.3. Graphene as Electrochemical Sensor for Biologically Active


2.2.4. Graphene as Electrochemical Sensor for some Hazardous Organic


2.3. Graphene as Biosensors

2.3.1. Glucose Biosensor

2.3.2. Graphene-based DNA Sensors

2.3.3. Graphene-based Hemoglobin Biosensor

2.4. Graphene as a Gas Sensor

2.5. Graphene as a Heavy Metal Ions Sensor

2.6. Field Effect Transistor (FET)

2.7. Smart Graphene-based Sensors




Chapter 3

Properties and Applications of Modified Carbon Nanotubes

Nada F. Atta and Shereen M. Azab


3.1. Structure of Carbon Nanotubes

3.2. Types of Carbon Nanotubes

3.3. Solubilisation

3.4. Improvements of the Electrochemical Behaviour

3.5. Nanotubular Electrodes

3.6. Electrochemical Biosensors

3.7. Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

3.7.1. Mechanical Properties

3.7.2. Kinetic Properties

3.7.3. Electrical Properties

3.7.4. Optical Properties

3.7.5. Thermal Properties

3.8. Surface Characterization of MWCNTs

3.9. Carbon Nanotube’s Applications

3.9.1. Current Applications

3.9.2. Structural Applications

3.9.3. In Electrical Circuits

3.9.5. As Paper Batteries

3.9.6. Solar Cells

3.9.7. Hydrogen Storage

3.9.8. Medical Uses

3.9.9. In Vacuum Microelectronics

3.9.10. Prototype Electron Emission Devices Based on Carbon Nanotubes Cathode-Ray Lighting Elements Flat Panel Display Gas-Discharge Tubes in Telecom Networks

3.9.11. Energy Storage

3.9.12. Electrochemical Intercalation of Carbon Nanotubes with Lithium

3.9.13. Nanoprobes and Sensors

3.9.14. Templates

3.10. Carbon Nanotubes Modified Electrode

3.10.1. CNT Modified Electrode Used in Analysis of Neurotransmitters

3.10.2. CNT Modified Electrode Used in the Analysis of Proteins

3.10.3. CNT Modified Electrode Used in Analysis of Nucleic Acids

3.10.4. CNT Modified Electrode Used in Analysis of Micromolecules

3.11. Gas Sensing

3.11.1. Formaldehyde Detection

3.12. Determination of Metal Ions

3.12.1. Detection of Sulfide Ion

3.12.2. Determination of Sulfite

3.12.3. Determination of Cyanide

3.13. Conclusion


Chapter 4

Nanosensors Based on Surfactant Modified Electrodes

Nada F. Atta and Ekram H. El-Ads


4.1. Modified Electrodes

4.2. Modes for the Electrode Modification

4.3. Surfactants

4.3.1. Structures and Types

4.3.2. Self-assembly of Surfactants in Solution

4.3.3. Micelles in Aqueous Medium

4.3.4. Self-assembly of Surfactants at Solid-liquid Interface

4.4. Modification of the Electrode Surface by Surfactants

4.4.1. Surface Modification by Surfactants Effect of the Surfactants on the Electrochemical Kinetics of the Electrode Reaction Surfactant Adsorption Modes for Electron Transfer in Micellar Solutions The Importance of Surfactants to Electrochemistry Determination of Metal Ions at Modified Electrodes in Presence of Surfactants Determination of some Neurotransmitters and Drugs at Different Modified Electrodes in Presence of Surfactants Self-assembly Monolayer Modified Gold Nanoparticles Modified Electrodes Conducting Polymer Modified Electrodes Gold Nanoparticles Modified Electrodes Carbon Paste Electrodes Glassy Carbon Electrodes Mercury Electrodes Other Conducting Substrates

4.4.2. Bulk Modification by Surfactant and its Electroanalytical Applications

4.5. Conclusions





Chapter 5

Synthesis and Sensing Applications of Nano-structured Conducting

Polymers and Conducting Polymers-based Nanocomposites

Ahmed Galal, Nada F. Atta and Shimaa M. Ali


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Synthesis Methods of Nanostructured CPs

5.2.1. Hard Physical Template Method

5.2.2. Soft Chemical Template Method

5.2.3. Electrospinning

5.2.4. Nanoimprint Lithography or Embossing

5.2.5. Directed Electrochemical Nanowire Assembly

5.2.6. Other Methods

5.3. Synthesis Methods of Polymer Nanocomposites

5.3.1. 1D Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites with Metal Nanomaterials

5.3.2. 1D Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites with Metal Oxides

5.4. Applications of Nano-structured CPs/nanocomposites in Sensors/biosensors

5.4.1. Gas Sensor

5.4.2. pH Sensor

5.4.3. Alcohol Sensor

5.4.4. Neurotransmitters and Drugs Sensors

5.4.5. Humidity Sensor

5.4.6. DNA Biosensor

5.5. Biomolecular Immobilization on CPs for Biosensing Applications

5.5.1. Physical Adsorption

5.5.2. Covalent Immobilization

5.5.3. Electrochemical Immobilization





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