Nano sensors: Designing and Fabrication, Applications for flexible devices and Future Perspectives

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Author(s): Muhammad Bilal Tahir*, Aleena Shoukat, Tahir Iqbal, Asma Ayub, Saff-e Awal, Hajra Kanwal, Alina Fiaz, Wajiha Saif, Muhammad Sagir, Muhammad Abrar*

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience


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Abstract:

The field of nanosensors has been gaining a lot of attention due to its properties such as mechanical and electrical ever since its first discovery by Dr. Wolter and first mechanical sensor in 1994. The rapidly growing demand of nanosensors has become profitable for a multidisciplinary approach in designing and fabrication of materials and strategies for potential applications. Frequent stimulating advancements are being suggested and established in recent years and thus heading towards multiple applications including food safety, healthcare, environmental monitoring, and biomedical research. Nanofabrication being an efficient method has been used in different industries like medical pharmaceutical for their complex functional geometry at a lower scale. These nanofabrications apply through different methods. There are five most commonly known methods which are frequently used, including top-down lithography, molecular self-assembly, bottom-up assembly, heat and pull method for fabrication of biosensors, etching for fabrication of nanosensors etc. Nanofabrication help at the nanoscale to design and work with small models. But these models due to their small size and being sensitive need more care for use as well as more training and experience to do work with. All methods used for nanofabrication are good and helpful. But more preferred is molecular self-assembly as it is helpful in mass production. Nanofabrication has become an emerging and developing field and it assumed that in near future our world is known by the new devices of nanofabrication.

Keywords: Nanofabrication, nanosensors, biosensors, flexible devices, environmental monitoring, molecular self assembly, nano-tubes

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Published on: 17 September, 2020
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DOI: 10.2174/1573413716999200917161023
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