262 Nanoporous Sensors

Thursday, November 5, 2009: 9:20 AM
Rio Grande (Camino Real Hotel)
Sergei N. Smirnov, Professor , Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, Las Crcues, NM
Nanoporous membranes and single nanopores have found a broad range of applications in material science and sensor design. We  demonstrate here such applications in biochemical and chemical sensors, where surface of the nanopores is modified to achieve their specificity to physical stimuli and/or binding desired biochemical and chemical analytes. Various detection methods can be utilized but we will focus on measuring ionic conductance through the pores as the most convenient; different mechanisms affecting the condcutance will be reviewed.
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