UAH scientists develop a method to build networks of nanoelectrodos
May 7, 2009
The research group of Bioelectrochemistry at the University of Alcalá (UAH), directed by the Professor of chemistry analytical Elena Domínguez helmsmen, has developed a new method to assemble cables nanometric which allows to build networks of nanoelectrodos, whose main application is the design of biosensors for the simultaneous detection of numerous compounds.
Nanobiotechnology is an area of research in which converge biotechnology and nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary branch of science which consists of the study, development and practical application of structures, materials and systems to the nanometer accuracy levels (1 nm equals 10-9 m, or what is the same)(, 1 meter is equal to 1 billion nanometers). The most important is that working on these dimensions you can generate nanostructures organized with a perfect control over his molecular architecture and property. "We have aligned magnetic nanoparticles in a spontaneous manner, i.e., have assembled and generated conductive Nanowires for the design of biosensors", points out Javier Jiménez Centelles, researcher of the Group of the UAH Bioelectrochemistry. In particular, the scientific contribution consists of magnetically induced self-Assembly of Nanowires and demonstrate its functionality.