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Pure sciences, Biological sciences, Applied sciences, Biosensors, Green function, Plasmonic, Turbid media
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The characterization of turbid media, such as colloidal suspensions such as milk, is a challenging task due to the attenuation of incident fields within the medium. In this work, the potential performance of a novel sensing technology is assessed for the characterization of such media. The device is a hybrid plasmonicwaveguide biosensor and consists of an array of gold nanoparticles deposited atop a waveguide multilayer structure. The performance of the device is modelled using a Green function approach and is benchmarked to a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor. The results of the analysis show the hybrid sensor to be several orders of magnitude more sensitive to changes in the turbid medium than the SPR sensor.
Travo, Daniel-Anthony, "Theory of a Hybrid Plasmonic - Waveguide Biosensor for the Detection of Turbid Analytes" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4936.