Special Issue "Nanoarchitectonics for Biosensing Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2023) | Viewed by 166
Biosensors and biosensing technologies have grown rapidly because of the continuous and ever-expanding practical needs of medicine and healthcare practice. Undoubtedly, biosensors have had a major impact on the practice of contemporary medicine and patient care, resulting in both saving and improving the quality of human lives.
Owing to their unique chemical, electronic, optical, and physical characteristics, over the years, the use of nanomaterials in biosensor design has gained increasing relevance. Biosensors can be considered integrated analytical devices that can specifically and rapidly provide quantitative or semiquantitative information using a recognition element which is in contact with a transducer element.
Even though nanomaterials can provide strong electrocatalytic activity, stability, or even control the antifouling properties of the sensor surface, the way that these nanomaterials or building blocks are arranged on the sensor surface can greatly affect the sensitivity, detection limit, stability, reproducibility, or even selectivity of these devices.
In this regard, nanoarchitectonics has played a key role in the development of optimized biosensing platforms. Nanoarchitectonics is a new concept for the fabrication of functional integrated molecular systems and devices through harmonization of various actions, including atomic-/molecular-level manipulation, chemical reactions, self-assembly and self-organization, and their modulation by external fields/stimuli. Nanoarchitectonics has been widely used as a key enabling technology for integrating predefined molecular functionalities, including electrochemical, optical, catalytic, or biological properties into biosensing devices, which provides exciting opportunities to design, assemble, and fabricate tailored nanosystems and nanodevices to enable new sensing strategies for a wide variety of molecules of clinical interest.
The present Special Issue titled “Nanoarchitectonics for Biosensing Applications” aims to present the current trends in biosensor development using nanoarchitectonics as a design concept. In the present Special Issue, we are inviting contributions from leading groups in the field to show the latest progress in this ever-growing area of science and technology.
Dr. Omar Azzaroni
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- electrochemical sensors and biosensors
- sensor development
- advanced materials
- conductive, functional, and wearable materials
- electrode materials and fabrication
- screen-printed sensors
- electrochemical analysis
- electroanalytical techniques
- optical biosensors
- molecular imprinted polymer biosensing
- multiplexed biosensing