Molecularly Bridged Gold Nanoparticle Array for Sensing Applications

Hiroshi SHIIGI, Tsutomu NAGAOKA
2014 Analytical Sciences  
89 Nanomaterials feature unique shape-and size-dependent physicochemical properties that can be of great use in the fabrication of miniaturized compact electronic devices. With recent developments in nanotechnology, several new technologies have emerged, relying on the use of nanometersized space created at the molecular level. Thus far, researchers have focused on exploiting the unique functionalities of nanomaterials by precise structural control using top-down and bottom-up approaches. In
more » ... ition, researchers have developed protocols needed to apply these strategies to molecular electronics, involving processors, switches, and sensors. Brought together and applied across a broad spectrum of analytical science disciplines, such as biotechnology, medicine, and environmental science, the challenge will lie in extending basic techniques to nanospace functions. 1 It is known that electrode pairs separated by nanometer-scale gaps are fundamental building blocks for the fabrication of 2014
doi:10.2116/analsci.30.89 pmid:24420249 fatcat:txiko5dd4fatjohlmvomsj26ka