Nanomaterial-Based Flexible and Multifunctional Sensors


Edited by
Eric Singh
Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, California, USA

Hari Singh Nalwa
Advanced Technology Research, Los Angeles, California, USA
July 2018
651 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-257-0
USD 399.00

Nanostructured materials exhibit unique chemical and physical properties in relation to their bulk counterparts. This fact has opened many new possibilities for using nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanowires, nanorods, and their nanocomposites in fabricating different types of gas and chemical sensors, electrochemical and fluorescence sensors, and stretchable strain sensors. This book contains eleven state-of-the-art review chapters outlining the role of nanomaterials in fabricating flexible and multifunctional sensors, and their applications in sensor technologies. These include stretchable and bendable strain sensors for physical activity monitoring and for healthcare; soft robotics for wearable electronics; chemical sensors for detecting humidity, environmental toxic gases, hazardous volatile organic compounds, pesticides, mycotoxins, heavy metal ions in drinking water, food-borne pathogens and toxins, explosives, and biological warfare agents, as well as, electrochemical technology–based biosensing for detecting vital signs, blood glucose for diabetics, cholesterol for cardiovascular disease, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels in living cells, levels of dopamine, ascorbic acid, uric acid, nucleic acids, and enzymes, and biomarkers for cancers. The research topics include graphene-based flexible and stretchable strain sensors for wearable electronics, graphene-based gas sensors, carbon nanotubes and metal oxide–based flexible sensors and electrochemical sensors, applications of carbon dots in fluorescent sensors, the role of silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN), zinc oxide (ZnO) and copper oxide (CuO) nanomaterials in different types of sensors, nanocomposites of conducting polymers with carbon nanotubes and graphene as sensors for detecting biomolecules and drugs. The fields of nanotechnology and sensors are very broad and have considerable potential for the future; therefore, this book will be a valuable resource for students, scientists, and professionals working in the research areas of sensor technologies, nanotechnology, materials science, chemistry, physics, biological and medical sciences, the healthcare industry, environmental science, and the Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

Chapter 1 Graphene-Based Flexible and Stretchable Strain Sensors for Wearable Electronics
Eric Singh, M. Meyyappan, and Hari Singh Nalwa
Chapter 2 Graphene-Based Materials for Gas Sensor Applications
Swati Sood, Ahmad Umar, Yao Wang, Iqbal M. I. Ismail, Surinder Kumar Mehta, and Sushil Kumar Kansal
Chapter 3 Flexible Metal Oxide-Based Sensors
BuYu Yeh, Mohamad Al-Hashem, Sheikh Akbar, and Patricia Morris
Chapter 4 Carbon Nanotube-Based Flexible Sensors
Anindya Nag, Subhas Mukhopadhyay, and Hari Singh Nalwa
Chapter 5 Carbon Dots-Based Fluorescent Sensors
Shelja Sharma, Ahmad Umar, Surinder Kumar Mehta, and Sushil Kumar Kansal
Chapter 6 ZnO Nanomaterial-Based Sensors
Savita Chaudhary, Ahmad Umar, and Iqbal M. I. Ismail
Chapter 7 Metal Oxide Nanomaterial-Based Electrochemical Sensors
Savita Chaudhary, Ahmad Umar, and Iqbal M. I. Ismail
Chapter 8 Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers as Sensors for Detecting Biomolecules and Drugs
Mamta Raj, Neeraj Kumar and Rajendra N. Goyal
Chapter 9 CuO Nanomaterials for Sensor Applications
Girish Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Ahmad Umar, Yao Wang, Iqbal M. I. Ismail, Suvarcha Chauhan, and M. S. Chauhan
Chapter 10 One-Dimensional Silicon Carbide (SiC) Nanostructures and Their Sensor Applications
Afzal Khan, Rishi Ranjan Kumar, Shahzad Ahmed, S. M. Islam, Xuegong Yu, Ahmad Umar, and Yao Wang
Chapter 11 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Nanostructure-Based Sensors
S. M. Islam, Vijay Chatterjee, Suchandan Pal, Afzal Khan, Rishi Ranjan Kumar, Shahzad Ahmed, and Ahmad Umar


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