(Bio)chemical sensors based on paper

Nipapan Ruecha, Kentaro Yamada, Koji Suzuki, Daniel Citterio

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In this chapter, the authors discuss the use of paper as a material in (bio)chemical sensing approaches. After providing a short historical overview, a general introduction into paper properties and the motivation for using paper in (bio)chemical sensors, specific examples of the application of paper as a material are discussed in more detail for systems relying on optical and electrochemical signal transduction. It is demonstrated that paper can be more than just a low cost substrate alternative on which to build up a (bio)chemical sensor. The chapter closes with a short outlook on future perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials for Chemical Sensing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9783319478357
ISBN (Print)9783319478333
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Biochemical sensors
  • Electrochemical paper sensors
  • Fabrication strategies
  • Optical paper sensors
  • Paper-based devices
  • Point-of-care
  • µPADs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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