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Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Biosensing Applications

Anurag Gupta, Bruce C. Kim, Dawen Li, Eugene Edwards, Christina Brantley and Paul Ruffin

CONTENTS

51.1  Introduction

51.2  Background

51.3  Generic Design Approach and Potential Applications

51.3.1  Synthesis of ZnO Nanowires

51.3.2  Characterization and Surface Studies

51.3.3  Development of the ZnO Nanowire-Based p-Nitrophenol Sensor

51.4 Conclusions

Acknowledgment

References

51.1  INTRODUCTION

One-dimensional (1D) and quasi-1D systems, such as nanowires, nanobelts, and nanotubes, have been the focus of intensive research due to their unique physical and chemical properties. These novel and interesting characteristics have been shown to stem primarily from their nanometer size resulting ...

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