Nanoscale optical sensors based on surface plasmon resonance

Amanda J. Haes, Douglas A. Stuart, Richard P. Van Duyne

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The development of nanodevices, including nanosensors that are highly sensitive and selective (give low false positives, low false negatives) have the potential to provide a major improvement over current technologies for disease understanding, treatment, and monitoring. Nanoscale sensors consume less sample volume than conventional instruments because their inherently small size scale in comparison to standard macroscale devices permits straightforward integration with microfluidic devices. Additionally, nanoscale systems often exhibit behavior that is markedly different from their macroscale counterparts, thereby providing alternative pathways for obtaining new information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology in Biology and Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Devices, and Applications, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781439893791
ISBN (Print)9781439893784
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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