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Fiber-Optic Chemical Nanosensors by Electrostatic Molecular Self-Assembly

Del Villar, Ignacio and Matias, Ignacio R. and Arregui, Francisco J. (2008) Fiber-Optic Chemical Nanosensors by Electrostatic Molecular Self-Assembly. CURRENT ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 4 (4). pp. 341-355.

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A review of optical fiber sensors based on nanostructured coatings fabricated by means of the layer-by-layer electrostatic-self assembly (ESA) method is presented here. The modification of the optical properties of these sensing coatings by the target parameter can induce changes in the reflected or transmitted spectrum. This property can be exploited for the development of refractometers, pH sensors, chemical sensors, biosensors and other applications. In addition to the experiments performed, the theory of some of these phenomena have been also studied in order to understand the behavior of the sensors and to improve their sensing characteristics.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:1188
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008 15:03
Last Modified:19 Jan 2009 12:16

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