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Thermotropic Liquid Crystal-Assisted Chemical and Biological Sensors

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Department of Biology & Chemistry, Ivanovo State University, 153025 Ivanovo, Russia
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Physics and Materials Science Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, L-1511 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
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Nanomaterials Research Institute, Ivanovo State University, 153025 Ivanovo, Russia
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Physics Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
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Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
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RavenWindow Inc., Denver, CO 80207, USA
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Materials 2018, 11(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11010020
Received: 27 November 2017 / Revised: 20 December 2017 / Accepted: 20 December 2017 / Published: 23 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liquid Crystal-Assisted Advanced Functional Materials)
In this review article, we analyze recent progress in the application of liquid crystal-assisted advanced functional materials for sensing biological and chemical analytes. Multiple research groups demonstrate substantial interest in liquid crystal (LC) sensing platforms, generating an increasing number of scientific articles. We review trends in implementing LC sensing techniques and identify common problems related to the stability and reliability of the sensing materials as well as to experimental set-ups. Finally, we suggest possible means of bridging scientific findings to viable and attractive LC sensor platforms. View Full-Text
Keywords: liquid crystal sensor; optical biosensor; specific sensing; thermotropic LCs; lyotropic LCs; LC sensor numerical simulations; surfactants; antibodies; aptamers; DNA; lipids; chemically functionalized interfaces liquid crystal sensor; optical biosensor; specific sensing; thermotropic LCs; lyotropic LCs; LC sensor numerical simulations; surfactants; antibodies; aptamers; DNA; lipids; chemically functionalized interfaces
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Popov, N.; Honaker, L.W.; Popova, M.; Usol’tseva, N.; Mann, E.K.; Jákli, A.; Popov, P. Thermotropic Liquid Crystal-Assisted Chemical and Biological Sensors. Materials 2018, 11, 20.

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