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Prospects for graphenenanoparticle-based hybrid sensors

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Graphene is a single-atom thick, two-dimensional sheet of carbon that is characterized by exceptional chemical, electrical, material, optical, and physical properties. As a result, graphene and related materials, such as graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide, have been brought to the forefront in the field of sensing. Recently, a number of reports have demonstrated that graphenenanoparticle hybrid structures can act synergistically to offer a number of unique physicochemical properties that are desirable and advantageous for sensing applications. These graphenenanoparticle hybrid structures are particularly interesting because not only do they display the individual properties of the nanoparticles and of graphene, but they can also exhibit additional synergistic properties thereby enhancing the achievable sensitivity and selectivity using a variety of sensing mechanisms. As such, in this perspective, we will discuss the progress that has been made in the development and application of graphenenanoparticle hybrid sensors and their future prospects. In particular, we will focus on the preparation of graphenenanoparticle hybrid structures as well as their application in electronic, electrochemical, and optical sensors.

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The article was received on 05 May 2013, accepted on 11 Jun 2013 and first published on 12 Jun 2013

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51901E
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 12785-12799
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    Prospects for graphenenanoparticle-based hybrid sensors

    P. T. Yin, T. Kim, J. Choi and K. Lee, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 12785
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51901E

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