The purpose of this paper is to describe recent research involving the application of biomimetic design concepts to nanosensor developments.
Following a short introduction to nanobiomimetic concepts, this paper discusses a range of recent nanosensor developments whose designs mimic or use naturally‐occurring nanostructures or nanomaterials.
This shows that biomimetic design concepts are being applied to a range of nanosensors which have been shown to respond to a range of physical and chemical variables, often with very high sensitivities. Potential applications include homeland security and military uses, healthcare and robotics.
This paper provides details of recent nanobiomimetic sensor research which has potential in a range of critical applications.
– This paper aims to provide a detailed review of gas sensor research which exploits the properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures.
This paper aims to provide a detailed review of gas sensor research which exploits the properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures.
Following an introduction, this paper discusses developments in gas sensors based on carbon nanotubes, titanium dioxide nanotubes, graphene, nanocrystalline diamond and a range of metal oxide nanomaterials. It concludes with a discussion of this research and its commercial potential and a list of references to the research considered in the main text.
Gas sensors based on a multitude of nanomaterials are the subject of a global research effort which has generated an extensive literature. Prototype devices have been developed which respond to numerous important gases at concentrations which correspond well with industrial requirements. Other critical performance characteristics have been studied extensively and the results suggest commercial prospects for these technologies.
This paper provides details of the highly topical field of nanomaterial-based gas sensor research.