GaInN Quantum Wells as Optochemical Transducers for Chemical Sensors and Biosensors
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

In this paper, investigations on gallium indium nitride (GaInN) quantum well structures as optochemical transducers in (bio) chemical sensing are presented. In contrast to the conventional electrical read-out of III-nitride-based sensors, a purely optical photoluminescence read-out is performed. A significant spectral shift of the quantum well photoluminescence is observed with varying surface modification. The spectral photoluminescence shift can be attributed to an externally induced quantum confined Stark effect caused by the adsorbed species deposited on the quantum well surface. In order to improve the sensitivity of the transducer elements, different chemical surface treatments are studied. In particular, optical sensing experiments with reducing and oxidizing gases are performed in order to investigate the quantum well photoluminescence response. Additionally, optical investigations of the iron-storage molecule ferritinwith varying iron load are presented. The iron load of this molecule is generally considered as a superior biomarker for severe illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease. In contrast to conventional fluorescent labels, GaInN quantum wells provide a much more stable luminescence signal, and hence, are promising candidates for next generation bioanalytical sensor structures.

transistors

Optics

system

ferritin

nanowires

iron

h-chain ferritin

gallium indium nitride (GaInN)

p207

rasbourg

france

Engineering

Apoferritin

horseradish-peroxidase

surface

molecule

v93

mechanism

gan

ferritin bound iron

biosensing

chemical sensors

Physics

Författare

D. Heinz

Universität Ulm

F. Huber

Organisation okänd

M. Spiess

Universität Ulm

Muhammad Asad

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik

L. Wu

Universität Ulm

O. Rettig

Universität Ulm

D. H. Wu

Universität Ulm

B. Neuschl

Organisation okänd

S. Bauer

Organisation okänd

Y. Z. Wu

Universität Ulm

S. Chakrabortty

Universität Ulm

N. Hibst

Universität Ulm

S. Strehle

Universität Ulm

T. Weil

Universität Ulm

K. Thonke

Organisation okänd

F. Scholz

Universität Ulm

IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

1077-260X (ISSN)

Vol. 23 2 7592885

Ämneskategorier

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

DOI

10.1109/jstqe.2016.2617818

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2018-07-06