The resonant behavior of almost all types of possible atomic structures of nanotubes suggests, the possible detection of masses of nano-scale level like acetone molecules, biological objects like DNA components, bacterium/viruses, etc,. The structural molecular mechanics based resonant frequency based analysis may be useful to practically realize the future BNNT based biosensor systems for the real time detection of biological objects and chemical molecules for the future health monitoring. Also, using multiphysics approach, a more robust sensor system using BNNTs can be proposed to incorporate the piezoelectric properties along with their vibrational characteristics.
Citation: Panchal MB (2015) Boron Nitride Nanotube as a Nano-mechanical Biosensor: A Computational Approach. Biosens J 4:118.