A polymeric waveguide resonant mirror (RM) device for detection in microfluidic flow cells

Ruchi Gupta, Nick J Goddard

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    Abstract

    A novel resonant mirror (RM) device, which consisted of silica sol-gel spacer and polystyrene waveguide layers on a std. microscope slide glass substrate, was developed in this work. The device was successfully used to measure the absorption spectrum of methylene blue with a limit of detection (LOD) of at most 20.8 μM at 635 nm and a min. detectable absorption coeff. of 0.94 cm-1. A RM device consisting of dye-doped polystyrene waveguide layer was then demonstrated to be suitable to monitor antibody-antigen (in this case, anti-IgG and IgG) binding and was shown to be capable of detecting at least 100 nM IgG. The sensitivity of the device was estd. to be 17.27° per refractive index unit (RIU), which corresponds to a resoln. of 1.45 × 10-4 RIU for the set-up used. The RM device developed in this work can be easily integrated with microfluidic devices to identify and quantify (bio) chem. species by either absorption spectroscopy or measurement of effective optical thickness or both. In addn., the device was fabricated using a simple and low cost fabrication technique, spin coating. Hence, it can be easily mass produced. [on SciFinder(R)]
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3209-3215
    Number of pages7
    JournalAnalyst (Cambridge, U. K.)
    Volume138
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Mirrors
    • Optical instruments (polymeric waveguide resonant mirror device for detection antibody-antigen in microfluidic flow cells)
    • Immunoglobulin G Role: ANT (Analyte), ANST (Analytical study) (polymeric waveguide resonant mirror device for detection antibody-antigen in microfluidic flow cells)
    • polymeric waveguide resonant mirror device microfluidic device cell detection

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