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Sensors 2017, 17(8), 1810;

Design of a New Ultracompact Resonant Plasmonic Multi-Analyte Label-Free Biosensing Platform

Optoelectronic Laboratory, Politecnico di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Received: 4 June 2017 / Revised: 13 July 2017 / Accepted: 3 August 2017 / Published: 6 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Biosensors)
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In this paper, we report on the design of a bio-multisensing platform for the selective label-free detection of protein biomarkers, carried out through a 3D numerical algorithm. The platform includes a number of biosensors, each of them is based on a plasmonic nanocavity, consisting of a periodic metal structure to be deposited on a silicon oxide substrate. Light is strongly confined in a region with extremely small size (=1.57 μm2), to enhance the light-matter interaction. A surface sensitivity Ss = 1.8 nm/nm has been calculated together with a detection limit of 128 pg/mm2. Such performance, together with the extremely small footprint, allow the integration of several devices on a single chip to realize extremely compact lab-on-chip microsystems. In addition, each sensing element of the platform has a good chemical stability that is guaranteed by the selection of gold for its fabrication. View Full-Text
Keywords: biosensor; plasmonics; label-fee; Bragg grating biosensor; plasmonics; label-fee; Bragg grating

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Dell’Olio, F.; Conteduca, D.; De Palo, M.; Ciminelli, C. Design of a New Ultracompact Resonant Plasmonic Multi-Analyte Label-Free Biosensing Platform. Sensors 2017, 17, 1810.

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