Carbon Materials for Gas and Bio-Sensing Applications Beyond Graphene


Carbon Materials for Gas and Bio-Sensing Applications Beyond Graphene

Ria Majumdar, Pinku Chandra Nath

The development of technology in the area of material science and nanotechnology is a worldwide concern to researchers for generating a substance by synthesizing nanoparticles with required properties. Carbonaceous materials have gained numerous interests because of their direct electron or charge transfer capacity between active site reception and functionalized nanoparticles without involvement of a mediator. However, among all existing materials, carbon nanotubes have been proven to elite beyond graphene. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess extraordinary electrochemical biosensing and gas sensing due to their specific properties. This encourages researchers to gain new ideas about construction and development of immunosensors, genosensors, enzymatic biosensors and specific gas sensors based on above nanoparticles. Qualification of working electrode via incorporation of two or more of these nanoparticles gives enhanced stability, better sensitivity and functionality to the sensor. This chapter reviews basic information about sensors, their types, functionalization, fabrication mechanisms and applications for future prospective.

Graphene, Biosensors, Gas Sensors, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanomaterials, Metal Oxides

Published online 12/20/2020, 30 pages

Citation: Ria Majumdar, Pinku Chandra Nath, Carbon Materials for Gas and Bio-Sensing Applications Beyond Graphene, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 92, pp 39-68, 2021


Part of the book on Toxic Gas Sensors and Biosensors

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