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Recent developments in carbon nanomaterial sensors

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Carbon nanomaterials are among the most broadly discussed, researched and applied of synthetic nanomaterials. The structural diversity of these materials provides an array of unique electronic, magnetic and optical properties, which when combined with their robust chemistry and ease of manipulation, makes them attractive candidates for sensor applications. Furthermore, the biocompatibility exhibited by many carbon nanomaterials has seen them used as in vivo biosensors. Carbon nanotubes, graphene and carbon dots have come under intense scrutiny, as either discrete molecular-like sensors, or as components which can be integrated into devices. In this review we consider recent developments in the use of carbon nanoparticles and nanostructures as sensors and consider how they can be used to detect a diverse range of analytes.

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10 Nov 2014
First published
18 May 2015

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 4433-4453
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Recent developments in carbon nanomaterial sensors

F. R. Baptista, S. A. Belhout, S. Giordani and S. J. Quinn, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 4433
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00379A

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