In this work we present an integrated biosensor that enables FTIR (Fourier Transform-Infrared) detection of analytes contained in diluted solutions. The fabricated nanosensor allows for the detection of proteins through the identification of the fine structure of their amide I and II bands, up to the nanomolar concentration range. We exploited two distinct effects to enhance the sensitivity: (i) the concentration effect due to the presence of the superhydrophobic surface that conveys molecules dispersed in solution directly inside the focus of a FTIR spectromicroscope; (ii) the plasmonic resonance of the nanoantenna array that provides electromagnetic field enhancement in the amide I and II spectral region (1500–1700 cm−1). We demonstrate the detection of ferritin in the nanomolar concentration range, a blood protein that is usually available in small amounts in typical blood samples.

De Ninno, A., Ciasca, G., Gerardino, A., Calandrini, E., Papi, M., De Spirito, M., Nucara, A., Ortolani, M., Businaro, L., Baldassarre, L., An integrated superhydrophobic-plasmonic biosensor for mid-infrared protein detection at the femtomole level, <<PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS>>, 2015; 2015 (N/A): N/A-N/A. [doi:DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05023A] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66190]

An integrated superhydrophobic-plasmonic biosensor for mid-infrared protein detection at the femtomole level

Ciasca, Gabriele;Papi, Massimiliano;De Spirito, Marco;
2015

Abstract

In this work we present an integrated biosensor that enables FTIR (Fourier Transform-Infrared) detection of analytes contained in diluted solutions. The fabricated nanosensor allows for the detection of proteins through the identification of the fine structure of their amide I and II bands, up to the nanomolar concentration range. We exploited two distinct effects to enhance the sensitivity: (i) the concentration effect due to the presence of the superhydrophobic surface that conveys molecules dispersed in solution directly inside the focus of a FTIR spectromicroscope; (ii) the plasmonic resonance of the nanoantenna array that provides electromagnetic field enhancement in the amide I and II spectral region (1500–1700 cm−1). We demonstrate the detection of ferritin in the nanomolar concentration range, a blood protein that is usually available in small amounts in typical blood samples.
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De Ninno, A., Ciasca, G., Gerardino, A., Calandrini, E., Papi, M., De Spirito, M., Nucara, A., Ortolani, M., Businaro, L., Baldassarre, L., An integrated superhydrophobic-plasmonic biosensor for mid-infrared protein detection at the femtomole level, <<PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS>>, 2015; 2015 (N/A): N/A-N/A. [doi:DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05023A] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66190]
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