Graphene and graphene-based nanomaterials have gained great attention owing to their unique properties of high mechanical flexibility, large surface area, chemical stability, superior electric and thermal conductivities that render them great choices as alternative electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage and sensor applications. The hybridization of graphene with other nanomaterials induces a synergetic effect, leading to the improvement in electrical conductivity, stability, and enhancing the electrocatalytic activity of the new nanocomposite material. In this aspect, this book will elaborately discuss the electrochemical determination of a variety of biomolecules using graphene-based nanocomposite materials.
Ultrasensitive and selective detection of biomolecules is important and demanding, especially for the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In recent years, the graphene-based nanocomposite materials have shown high potential in the electrochemical detection of different biomolecules. In addition to the instrumental simplicity, the electrochemical methods show the improved sensor performance through the synergetic effect of graphene and the other nanomaterial present in the nanocomposite. Thus, detailed information on the electrochemical sensing of biomolecules using graphene-based nanomaterials must be obtained in order to realize their high potential to the maximum. The recent progress in developing electrochemical sensors using graphene-based nanocomposite materials and the perspectives on future opportunities in sensor research and development will also be discussed in this book.
- Covers the importance of detecting biomolecules and the application of graphene and its nanocomposite materials in the detection of a wide variety of bioanalytes
- Audience can easily understand the fundamentals of electrochemical sensing systems and role of graphene-based nanocomposite materials in the current scenario of electrochemical sensor research and development
1. Graphene Modified Electrochemical Sensors 2. Functionalised Graphene Modified Electrochemical Sensors 3. Doped-Graphene Modified Electrochemical Sensors 4. Graphene-Metal Modified Electrochemical Sensors 5. Graphene-Metal Oxides Modified Electrochemical Sensors 6. Graphene-Metal Chalconide Modified Electrochemical Sensors 7. Graphene-Polymer Modified Electrochemical Sensors 8. Graphene-Carbon Modified Electrochemical Sensors 9. Graphene-carbon nitride Modified Electrochemical Sensors 10. Graphene-Clay Modified Electrochemical Sensors 11. Graphene-metal-organic frame work Modified Electrochemical Sensors 12. Graphene-paper based electrochemical sensors for biomolecules. 13. Graphene containing microfluidic and chip based sensor devices for biomolecules
Dr.Alagarsamy Pandikumar is currently working as a Scientist in CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India. He obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry (2014) from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. His doctoral research focused on synthesis, characterization of plasmonic nanocomposite materials and its application of photo-physical/chemical properties in photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis and dye-sensitized solar cells. He successfully completed his post-doctoral fellowship tenure (2014-2016) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia under high Impact Research Grant. During his post-doctoral research, he developed several graphene based metal, metal oxide, polymeric nanocomposites for electrochemical sensors and dye-sensitized solar cells applications. He was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry & Research Institute at SRM University, India. His current research involves the development of novel materials with graphene, graphitic carbon nitrides, transition metal chalconides in combination to metals, metal oxides, polymers and carbon nanotubes for photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis dye-sensitized solar cells and electrochemical sensor applications. His results outcomes were documented in 95 in peer reviewed journals including 8 review articles; among them seven of the key articles have been cited more than 50 times and also have 1600 citations with the h-index of 24. On other side, he served as Guest Editor for a special issue in Materials Focus journal and edited 4 books for TransTech Publishers, Switzerland.
Dr. Perumal Rameshkumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Kalasalingam University, India. He obtained his M.Sc. (chemistry) (2009) from Madurai Kamaraj University. He joined as Junior Research Fellow (2010) at the same University and subsequently promoted as Senior Research Fellow (2012). His doctoral thesis focused on "polymer encapsulated metal nanoparticles for optical and electrochemical sensor applications. He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2014) at University of Malaya, Malaysia in the field of "graphene-inorganic nanocomposite materials for optical and electrochemical sensor applications. His current research interests include synthesis of functionalized nanomaterials, optical sensors, energy-related electrocatalytic processes, electrochemical sensors and supercapacitors.