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Current trends in molecular sensing
Author(s): Wojtek Wlodarski
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Paper Abstract

The biosphere contains a myriad of substances which can influence or stimulate various aspects of the health and behavior of living organisms. Not surprisingly, in the last decade or so researchers have appreciated the potential of developing a range of molecular sensor technologies, designed to estimate and monitor biological and chemical substances with a view to eventually controlling the biological processes themselves. This development has been accelerated recently by the realization that molecular sensors offer considerable commercial potential. At the same time, it was quickly appreciated that such sensors could revolutionize several areas, including health care, pollution and contamination monitoring, agriculture, on-line monitoring and control of industrial chemical processing, and strategic and tactical monitoring of chemical warfare. This brief review considers the changing scene in molecular sensor research by reference to a few key examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1783, International Conference of Microelectronics: Microelectronics '92, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131050
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Wojtek Wlodarski, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1783:
International Conference of Microelectronics: Microelectronics '92
Andrzej Sowinski; Jan Grzybowski; Witold T. Kucharski; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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