Next Article in Journal
Ad Hoc Modeling of Root Zone Soil Water with Landsat Imagery and Terrain and Soils Data
Next Article in Special Issue
Study of Copper and Purine-Copper Complexes on Modified Carbon Electrodes by Cyclic and Elimination Voltammetry
Previous Article in Journal
Application of Multiplexed FBG and PZT Impedance Sensors for Health Monitoring of Rocks
Previous Article in Special Issue
Enzyme-Linked Electrochemical Detection of PCR-Amplified Nucleotide Sequences Using Disposable Screen-Printed Sensors. Applications in Gene Expression Monitoring
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sensors 2008, 8(1), 290-313; doi:10.3390/s8010290

A Review on the Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors Composed of Nanowires as Sensing Material

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, No.1, Section 3, Chung-Hsiao East Road , Taipei 106, Taiwan (ROC)
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 December 2007 / Accepted: 14 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [745 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  


The development and application of nanowires for electrochemical sensors and biosensors are reviewed in this article. Next generation sensor platforms will require significant improvements in sensitivity, specificity and parallelism in order to meet the future needs in variety of fields. Sensors made of nanowires exploit some fundamental nanoscopic effect in order to meet these requirements. Nanowires are new materials, which have the characteristic of low weight with extraordinary mechanical, electrical, thermal and multifunctional properties. The advantages such as size scale, aspect ratio and other properties of nanowires are especially apparent in the use of electrical sensors such as electrochemical sensors and in the use of field-effect transistors. The preparation methods of nanowires and their properties are discussed along with their advantages towards electrochemical sensors and biosensors. Some key results from each article are summarized, relating the concept and mechanism behind each sensor, with experimental conditions as well as their behavior at different conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nanowires; sensors; electrochemical sensors; biosensors; nanotechnology; nano; electroanalysis Nanowires; sensors; electrochemical sensors; biosensors; nanotechnology; nano; electroanalysis

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Yogeswaran, U.; Chen, S.-M. A Review on the Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors Composed of Nanowires as Sensing Material. Sensors 2008, 8, 290-313.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top