Devreese, Jozef T. Department Natuurkunde, Universiteitsplein, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
Bruynseraede, Yvan Department of Physics and Astronomy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
- Feynman's vision
- Use of nanoparticles
- Intelligent sensors
- Use of advanced structures
- Unique physical properties
- Communication with nanodevices
- Links to Primary Literature
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Integrated nanosensors are nanostructured systems in which several sensors of different types, including those sensitive to optical, magnetic, chemical, or biological stimuli, have been integrated on a single platform (Fig. 1). Integrated nanosensors are the subject of interdisciplinary research involving materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers. The driving force behind the development of integrated nanosensors is the diverse range of applications (including the detection of explosives, gas-phase toxins, pathogens in food products, and so forth) and the development of sensitive biosensors (DNA, proteins, bacteria, neurons, and so forth).
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