Researchers in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.
The research is published in Nature Nanotechnology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group.
We hope that our device using graphene and a unique manufacturing process will provide the fundamental research that can help overcome those challenges."
Graphene, a material made of a single layer of carbon atoms, was discovered more than a decade ago.
It has enthralled researchers with its range of amazing properties that have found uses in many new applications, including creating better sensors for detecting diseases.
Significant attempts have been made to improve biosensors using graphene, but the challenge exists with its remarkable single atom thickness.