Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes as Platforms for the Design of Biosensors

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Carbon Nanotubes have unique properties such as chemical stability, good mechanical properties and high surface area that makes them ideal for the design of sensors. In this study, we present the use of Carbon Nanotube for the design of biosensors. Both Carbon Nanotube arrays as well as carbon nanotube fibers are presented as platforms for the design of biosensors. Different functionalisation routes an the effect on the sensing properties are analysed. Finally, the development of a full sensing device including the wireless communication for long patient monitoring will be presented.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: May 8, 2005
Pages: 426 - 429
Industry sectors: Medical & Biotech | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topicss: Biomaterials, Chemical, Physical & Bio-Sensors
ISBN: 0-9767985-0-6