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    Investigating Electrochemical Behavior of Biosensor Based on Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Gholizadeh, Azam (Author) ; Shahrokhian, Saeed (Supervisor) ; Iraji Zad, Azam (Co-Advisor) ; Mohajerzadeh, Shamsoddin (Co-Advisor) ; Vossoughi, Manoochehr (Co-Advisor)
    In this research we focus on fabrication, characterization and performance of biosensors based on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes have been used as high density carbon nanotubes and nanoelectrode array. Carbon nanotubes have been grown using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition method. Characterization and performance of biosensors have been studied by cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods.
    The mediator-less glutamate biosensor is prepared based on covalently attached glutamate dehydrogenase on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. The biosensor has a low detection limit of 57 nM, two linear range of 0.1-20 µM with sensitivity of... 

    Fabrication of sensitive glutamate biosensor based on vertically aligned CNT nanoelectrode array and investigating the effect of CNTs density on the electrode performance

    , Article Analytical Chemistry ; Volume 84, Issue 14 , June , 2012 , Pages 5932-5938 ; 00032700 (ISSN) Gholizadeh, A ; Shahrokhian, S ; Iraji Zad, A ; Mohajerzadeh, S ; Vosoughi, M ; Darbari, S ; Koohsorkhi, J ; Mehran, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this report, the fabrication of vertically aligned carbon nanotube nanoelectrode array (VACNT-NEA) by photolithography method is presented. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy as well as cyclic voltammetry was performed to characterize the arrays with respect to different diffusion regimes. The fabricated array illustrated sigmoidal cyclic voltammogram with steady state current dominated by radial diffusion. The fabricated VACNT-NEA and high density VACNTs were employed as electrochemical glutamate biosensors. Glutamate dehydrogenase is covalently attached to the tip of CNTs. The voltammetric biosensor, based on high density VACNTs, exhibits a sensitivity of 0.976 mA mM-1 cm-2 in the...