Conducting and Electrochemically Generated Polymers in Sensor Design (Mini Review)

A. Ramanavicius, Y. Oztekin, Z. Balevicius, A. Kausaite-Mikstimiene, Vida Krikstolaityte, I. Baleviciute, V. Ratautaite, A. Ramanaviciene

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Various nanotechnological methods and high number of nanostructured materials including polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) become extremely important in sensor and biosensor technology. Conducting polymers as artificial versatile materials seem very suitable for the development of various analyte-recognizing parts of sensors and biosensors. This contribution is reviewing major fabrication methods of conducting polymer-based nanocomposites for biosensorics. Experience of authors in application of various electrochemically generated polymers in design of biosensors is presented. The influence of fabrication method on sensor characteristics is overviewed. Major types of biosensors based on conducting polymers including catalytic biosensors, DNA-sensors, immunosensors and molecularly imprinted polymer-based affinity sensors is discussed. Conducting and electrochemically generated polymers that are mostly used in sensor design are presented. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd....Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Symposium Cracoviense Sp. z.o.o.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia Engineering
Pages (from-to)825-828
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventEurosensors 2012: 26th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 9 Sep 201212 Sep 2012
Conference number: 26


ConferenceEurosensors 2012


  • Conducting polymers
  • Conjugated polymers
  • Biosensors
  • Polypyrrole
  • Nanotechnology

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