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Synthesis of nanowires and application as nanosensors for chemical and biological detections

Funding: 2005: $80,000
2006: $78,000
2007: $80,000

Project Member(s): Wang, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2005

Summary: 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.


Gou, X, Wang, G, Kong, X, Wexler, D, Horvat, J, Yang, J & Park, J 2008, 'Flutelike Porous Hematite Nanorods and Branched Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterisation and Application for Gas‐Sensing', Chemistry – A European Journal, vol. 14, no. 19, pp. 5996-6002.
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Wang, G, Gou, X, Horvat, J & Park, J 2008, 'Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Oxide Semiconductor Nanowires for Gas Sensing Application', The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 112, no. 39, pp. 15220-15225.
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Wang, G, Park, J, Kong, X, Wilson, PR, Chen, Z & Ahn, J-H 2008, 'Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Gallium Oxide (β-Ga 2O 3) 1D Nanostructures: Nanowires, Nanoribbons, and Nanosheets', Crystal Growth & Design, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1940-1944.
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Yang, J, Wang, G, Liu, H, Park, J, Gou, X & Cheng, X 2008, 'Solvothermal synthesis and characterization of ZnSe nanoplates', JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH, vol. 310, no. 15, pp. 3645-3648.
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Wang, G, Park, J, Wexler, D, Park, MS & Ahn, J-H 2007, 'Synthesis, Characterization, and Optical Properties of In2O3 Semiconductor Nanowires', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 4778-4780.
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FOR Codes: Materials Engineering