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Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors

Gu, Fuxing and Zhang, Lei and Yin, Xuefeng and Tong, Limin (2008) Polymer single-nanowire optical sensors. NANO LETTERS, 8 (9). pp. 2757-2761.

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We report highly versatile nanosensors using polymer single nanowires. On the basis of the optical response of waveguiding polymer single nanowires when exposed to specimens, functionalized polymer nanowires are used for humidity sensing with a response time of 30 ms and for NO2 and NH3 detection down to subparts-per-million level. The compact and flexible sensing scheme shown here may be attractive for very fast detection in physical, chemical, and biological applications with high sensitivity and small footprint.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1204
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008 14:06
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 10:12

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