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Publication date: 25 January 2008

Robert Bogue

This paper seeks to consider recent nanosensor developments and the various routes to market through reference to companies which are commercialising these products.

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Purpose

This paper seeks to consider recent nanosensor developments and the various routes to market through reference to companies which are commercialising these products.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper initially discusses nanosensor markets and applications. It then illustrates progress in commercial exploitation by considering a number of nanosensor companies and their products.

Findings

This paper shows that the commercialisation of nanosensors is still in its infancy but a range of products is now reaching the market. In addition to probes for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy, which presently comprise the bulk of the market, innovative biosensors, gas and chemical sensors are having a growing impact. Many of the supply companies are US‐based with strong links to universities and have frequently raised significant venture finance and subsequent funds from government agencies involved with defence, homeland security and healthcare. Several of the world's large, high‐technology companies are also pursuing nanosensor developments.

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This paper provides an insight into the present‐day state of nanosensor commercialisation and gives examples of nanosensor companies and their products.

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Sensor Review, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 9 July 2020

Diana K. Аvdeeva, Wenjia Guo, Dang Quang Nguyen, Mikhail M. Yuzhakov, Ivan L. Ivanov, Nikita V. Turushev, Ivan V. Maksimov and Maria V. Balakhonova

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the results of recording electrophysiological signals by nanosensors during tests on volunteers using neutral questions and…

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the results of recording electrophysiological signals by nanosensors during tests on volunteers using neutral questions and questions that cause excitement.

Design/methodology/approach

The nanosensor-based hardware and software complex (HSC) was used for simultaneous recording of electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram and galvanic skin response during tests on volunteers using neutral questions and questions that cause excitement. The recording was carried out in real time without averaging and filtering in the extended frequency range from 0 to 10,000 Hz, level of more than 1 µV and sampling frequency equal to 64 kHz.

Findings

For the first time, the following signals were recorded by nanosensors without filtering and averaging in the measuring channels: real-time micropotentials on an electrocardiogram with a duration of 0.2 ms and a level of 1 µV or more. Also, for the first time, changes in the shape and amplitude of the P wave, slow waves on the electroencephalography (EEG), high impulse activity of the EEG and impulse activity of short duration on the GSR were recorded in response to questions that cause excitement.

Practical implications

The obtained results will be used for high-resolution equipment to develop additional measuring channels in existing types of equipment for psychophysiological studies.

Originality/value

For the first time, new data undistorted by filters was obtained on the amplitude and time parameters of electrophysiological signals in the frequency range from 0 to 10,000 Hz in response to questions that cause excitement, which was due to high sensitivity and noise immunity of nanosensors in comparison with existing electrodes for biopotential recording.

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Sensor Review, vol. 40 no. 3
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ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 11 September 2009

Robert Bogue

The purpose of this paper is to provide a technical review of recent nanosensor research.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a technical review of recent nanosensor research.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper describes a number of nanosensor research themes and recent development activities, with an emphasis on work conducted or reported since 2006. It considers a range of emerging nanosensing technologies and two specific areas of application.

Findings

This paper shows that nanosensor technology is developing rapidly and is the subject of a global research effort. Technologies such as nano‐electromechanical system, nano‐opto‐electromechanical system, nanophotonics and the combination of nanotechnology with microtechnology offer prospects to yield sensors for a wide range of chemical, biochemical and physical variables in applications which include healthcare, defence and homeland security, environmental monitoring and light sensing and imaging.

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This paper provides a technically detailed, up‐to‐date account of recent nanosensor research.

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Sensor Review, vol. 29 no. 4
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ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 25 January 2008

Christine Connolly

This paper sets out to highlight selected projects in nanosensor research, demystify the technology and show potential applications in engineering fields.

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Purpose

This paper sets out to highlight selected projects in nanosensor research, demystify the technology and show potential applications in engineering fields.

Design/methodology/approach

Nano devices for sensing humidity and oxygen concentration are presented with applications in industrial monitoring. Then two approaches to the development of high‐density optical memory are given. Next, a miniature flow cytometry system is described for the identification of marine micro‐organisms and bacteria. Finally, photonic crystal structures with the ability to control and manipulate light are addressed.

Findings

“Nano” is currently a popular term, with a mass of publications in this area. Many universities have set up specialised centres for nanotechnology research. Crystalline materials with shape‐selective nanopores can be designed to detect particular chemicals. Successful nanosensors are sensitive, simple, fast and low‐cost.

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This paper helps the general engineer to appreciate some aspects of nanotechnology. References to recent publications allow engineers to follow up their interests.

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Sensor Review, vol. 28 no. 1
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ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 18 January 2013

Robert Bogue

The purpose of this paper is to describe recent research involving the application of biomimetic design concepts to nanosensor developments.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe recent research involving the application of biomimetic design concepts to nanosensor developments.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

This paper provides details of recent nanobiomimetic sensor research which has potential in a range of critical applications.

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Sensor Review, vol. 33 no. 1
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ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 14 June 2013

Robert Bogue

This paper aims to describe the nanosensor research reported at the “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties 2012” conference, held in the Ukraine in September 2012.

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe the nanosensor research reported at the “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties 2012” conference, held in the Ukraine in September 2012.

Design/methodology/approach

Following a short overview of the event, this paper describes the nanosensor research reported at the conference, arranged according to the variables involved, i.e. chemical sensing, gas sensors and physical sensing. Brief consideration is also given to developments in power sources.

Findings

This shows that, although nanosensors were not a major theme at the event, several innovative developments for sensing a range of molecular and physical variables were reported.

Originality/value

This paper provides details of the nanosensor research reported at “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties 2012”.

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Sensor Review, vol. 33 no. 3
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ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 29 March 2011

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Sensor Review, vol. 31 no. 2
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Publication date: 25 January 2011

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Sensor Review, vol. 31 no. 1
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Publication date: 1 September 2005

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Sensor Review, vol. 25 no. 3
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Publication date: 11 September 2009

Clive Loughlin

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Sensor Review, vol. 29 no. 4
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ISSN: 0260-2288

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