Planar photonic crystals have been used as the basis of many biological sensing devices. Here, the authors successfully demonstrated that the combination of the photonic crystal structures and a dielectric nanorod coating prepared by the glancing-angle deposition technique can lead to significant increases in the device sensitivity. By incorporating a TiO2 nanorod coating onto the label-free photonic crystal biosensor structure, the surface area of the device is increased. The results for detection of polymer films and proteins indicate up to a 5.5 fold enhancement of detected adsorbed mass density.
|頁（從 - 到）||996-1001|
|期刊||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 7月 2010|
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