Book Description

The present book aims at providing the readers with some of the most recent development of new and advanced materials and their applications as nanosensors. Examples of such materials are ferrocene and cyclodextrines as mediators, ionic liquid crystals, self-assembled monolayers on macro/ nano-structures, perovskite nanomaterials and functionalized carbon materials. The emphasis of the book will be 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. The book includes five chapters namely liquid crystal-nanostructures hybrids and its sensor applications, importance and applications of some mediators in chemistry, self-assembly monolayers: new strategy of surface modification for sensor applications, perovskites: smart nanomaterials for sensory applications and the last chapter about functionalized carbon based materials for sensing and biosensing applications: from graphite to graphene.