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Immunofluorescence sensor for water analysis

A.Klotz, A.Brecht, C.Barzen, G.Gauglitz
Institut fur Physikalische Chemie, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen, Germany

R.D.Harris, G.R.Quigley, J.S.Wilkinson
Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton University, UK

GEC-Marconi Materials Technology Ltd., Borehamwood, UK


We demonstrated a bulk optical fluorescence based immunosensor capable for multianalyte water analysis. Calibration curves obtained for 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and simazine had detection limits of 0.035 μg/l and 0.026 μg/1 respectively. The sensor is reusable due to its regenerability and cost effective due to the use of components customary in the trade. Ways to further enhance device sensitivity by means of a high index film deposited on the sensor surface or by employing an integrated optical waveguide as transducer are presented. A concept for the detection of a varying range of analytes on the same transducer is discussed.

Europt(R)ode IV Muenster Germany 29 Mar-1 Apr (1998)

Southampton ePrint id: 76618


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