Sensors 2007, 7(2), 214-221; doi:10.3390/s7020214
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DNA Optical Detection Based on Porous Silicon Technology: from Biosensors to Biochips

1 Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems – Unit of Naples – National Council of Research, Via P. Castellino 111, 80131 Napoli, Italy 2 Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy 3 Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cinthia, 80128 Napoli, Italy 4 Department of Physical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cinthia, 80126 Naples, Italy
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Received: 15 February 2007; in revised form: 26 February 1995 / Accepted: 1 January 2007 / Published: 28 February 2007
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Abstract: A photochemical functionalization process which passivates the porous silicon surface of optical biosensors has been optimized as a function of the thickness and the porosity of the devices. The surface modification has been characterized by contact angle measurements. Fluorescence measurements have been used to investigate the stability of the DNA single strands bound to the nanostructured material. A dose-response curve for an optical label-free biosensor in the 6-80 μM range has been realized.
Keywords: Optical Biosensors; Porous Silicon; Biochip.

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De Stefano, L.; Arcari, P.; Lamberti, A.; Sanges, C.; Rotiroti, L.; Rea, I.; Rendina, I. DNA Optical Detection Based on Porous Silicon Technology: from Biosensors to Biochips. Sensors 2007, 7, 214-221.

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De Stefano L, Arcari P, Lamberti A, Sanges C, Rotiroti L, Rea I, Rendina I. DNA Optical Detection Based on Porous Silicon Technology: from Biosensors to Biochips. Sensors. 2007; 7(2):214-221.

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De Stefano, Luca; Arcari, Paolo; Lamberti, Annalisa; Sanges, Carmen; Rotiroti, Lucia; Rea, Ilaria; Rendina, Ivo. 2007. "DNA Optical Detection Based on Porous Silicon Technology: from Biosensors to Biochips." Sensors 7, no. 2: 214-221.

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