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Group III nitride nanomaterials for biosensing

Abstract

Biosensing has found its wide applications in biological and medical research, and in real-world diagnoses, environmental monitoring and other analytical tasks. Being recognized as novel and outstanding transducing materials because of their superior and unique physical/chemical properties, group III nitride (III–nitride) nanomaterials have been introduced to biosensor development with remarkable advancements achieved in the past decades. This paper presents the first comprehensive review on biosensor development with III–nitride nanomaterials. The review starts by introducing the material properties and biocompatibility of III–nitrides that are useful to biosensing. The focus is then placed on surface treatments which lay the foundation for biosensing, and on biosensing mechanisms where the exceptional properties of III–nitride nanomaterials lead to superior biosensing performance. From a practical point of view, techniques for biosensor fabrication are reviewed. Finally, existing biosensing applications and future directions are discussed.

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Publication details

The article was accepted on 01 Apr 2017 and first published on 11 Apr 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01577A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Group III nitride nanomaterials for biosensing

    X. Li and X. Liu, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01577A

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