Synthesis of nanowires and application as nanosensors for chemical and biological detections [ 2005 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Dr G Wang; Dr KK Konstantinov; Prof Dr J Ahn; Dr XQ Yang; Dr Z Xiao

Brief description This project is expected to bring significant scientific, economic and social benefits. We will develop a number of techniques for the controlled growth of nanowires and making functional nanoscale systems such as nanosensors. The nanosensors will have important applications in chemistry and biology. Some chemical species can be detected by nanosensors on molecular scale. The nanosensors could be used for early diagnostics of cancer disease, detection of viruses, and genomic DNA screening. The nanosensors could also provide a molecular tool for probing living cells without destroying them, through which we can track life within cells in real time.

Funding Amount $238,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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