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An engineered nano-plasmonic biosensing surface for colorimetric and SERS detection of DNA-hybridization events

Heydari, Esmaeil and Graham, Duncan and Cooper, Jonathan M. and Clark, Alasdair W. (2015) An engineered nano-plasmonic biosensing surface for colorimetric and SERS detection of DNA-hybridization events. In: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. SPIE. ISBN 9781628414301

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    Abstract

    We report a versatile nanophotonic biosensing platform that enables both colorimetric detection and enhanced Raman spectroscopy detection of molecular binding events. Through the integration of electron-beam lithography, dip-pen-nanolithography and molecular self-assembly, we demonstrate plasmonic nanostructures which change geometry and plasmonic properties in response to molecularly-mediated nanoparticle binding events. These biologically-active nanostructured surfaces hold considerable potential for use as multiplexed sensor platforms for point-of-care diagnostics, and as scaffolds for a new generation of molecularly dynamic metamaterials.