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Challenges for nanomechanical sensors in biological detection

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Nanomechanical biosensing relies on changes in the movement and deformation of micro- and nanoscale objects when they interact with biomolecules and other biological targets. This field of research has provided ever-increasing records in the sensitivity of label-free detection but it has not yet been established as a practical alternative for biological detection. We analyze here the latest advancements in the field, along with the challenges remaining for nanomechanical biosensors to become a commonly used tool in biology and biochemistry laboratories.

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Submitted
04 May 2012
Accepted
24 Jun 2012
First published
26 Jun 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4925-4938
Article type
Feature Article

Challenges for nanomechanical sensors in biological detection

M. Calleja, P. M. Kosaka, Á. San Paulo and J. Tamayo, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4925
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31102J

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