Micro and Nanostructured Materials for the Development of Optical Fibre Sensors
AbstractThe measurement of chemical and biomedical parameters can take advantage of the features exclusively offered by optical fibre: passive nature, electromagnetic immunity and chemical stability are some of the most relevant ones. The small dimensions of the fibre generally require that the sensing material be loaded into a supporting matrix whose morphology is adjusted at a nanometric scale. Thanks to the advances in nanotechnology new deposition methods have been developed: they allow reagents from different chemical nature to be embedded into films with a thickness always below a few microns that also show a relevant aspect ratio to ensure a high transduction interface. This review reveals some of the main techniques that are currently been employed to develop this kind of sensors, describing in detail both the resulting supporting matrices as well as the sensing materials used. The main objective is to offer a general view of the state of the art to expose the main challenges and chances that this technology is facing currently. View Full-Text
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Elosua, C.; Arregui, F.J.; Villar, I.D.; Ruiz-Zamarreño, C.; Corres, J.M.; Bariain, C.; Goicoechea, J.; Hernaez, M.; Rivero, P.J.; Socorro, A.B.; Urrutia, A.; Sanchez, P.; Zubiate, P.; Lopez-Torres, D.; Acha, N.D.; Ascorbe, J.; Ozcariz, A.; Matias, I.R. Micro and Nanostructured Materials for the Development of Optical Fibre Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 2312.
Elosua C, Arregui FJ, Villar ID, Ruiz-Zamarreño C, Corres JM, Bariain C, Goicoechea J, Hernaez M, Rivero PJ, Socorro AB, Urrutia A, Sanchez P, Zubiate P, Lopez-Torres D, Acha ND, Ascorbe J, Ozcariz A, Matias IR. Micro and Nanostructured Materials for the Development of Optical Fibre Sensors. Sensors. 2017; 17(10):2312.Chicago/Turabian Style
Elosua, Cesar; Arregui, Francisco Javier; Villar, Ignacio Del; Ruiz-Zamarreño, Carlos; Corres, Jesus M.; Bariain, Candido; Goicoechea, Javier; Hernaez, Miguel; Rivero, Pedro J.; Socorro, Abian B.; Urrutia, Aitor; Sanchez, Pedro; Zubiate, Pablo; Lopez-Torres, Diego; Acha, Nerea De; Ascorbe, Joaquin; Ozcariz, Aritz; Matias, Ignacio R. 2017. "Micro and Nanostructured Materials for the Development of Optical Fibre Sensors." Sensors 17, no. 10: 2312.
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