Carbon nanomaterials in biosensors : should you use nanotubes or graphene?

Yang, Wenrong, Ratinac, Kyle R., Ringer, Simon P., Thordarson, Pall, Gooding, J. Justin and Braet, Filip 2010, Carbon nanomaterials in biosensors : should you use nanotubes or graphene?, Angewandte chemie, vol. 49, no. 12, pp. 2114-2138, doi: 10.1002/anie.200903463.

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Title Carbon nanomaterials in biosensors : should you use nanotubes or graphene?
Author(s) Yang, WenrongORCID iD for Yang, Wenrong
Ratinac, Kyle R.
Ringer, Simon P.
Thordarson, Pall
Gooding, J. Justin
Braet, Filip
Journal name Angewandte chemie
Volume number 49
Issue number 12
Start page 2114
End page 2138
Total pages 25
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2010-03-15
ISSN 0044-8249
Keyword(s) biosensors
carbon nanomaterials
carbon nanotubes
Summary From diagnosis of life-threatening diseases to detection of biological agents in warfare or terrorist attacks, biosensors are becoming a critical part of modern life. Many recent biosensors have incorporated carbon nanotubes as sensing elements, while a growing body of work has begun to do the same with the emergent nanomaterial graphene, which is effectively an unrolled nanotube. With this widespread use of carbon nanomaterials in biosensors, it is timely to assess how this trend is contributing to the science and applications of biosensors. This Review explores these issues by presenting the latest advances in electrochemical, electrical, and optical biosensors that use carbon nanotubes and graphene, and critically compares the performance of the two carbon allotropes in this application. Ultimately, carbon nanomaterials, although still to meet key challenges in fabrication and handling, have a bright future as biosensors.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/anie.200903463
Field of Research 100703 Nanobiotechnology
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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