Applications of Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Bio-photonics and Bio-electronics
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7940 / [ed] Ferechteh Hosseini Teherani, David C. Look, David J. Rogers, Bellingham, Washington, USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Using zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures, nanorods (NRs) and nanoparticles (NPs) grown on different substrates (sub-micrometer glass pipettes, thin silver wire and on plastic substrate) different bio-sensors were demonstrated. The demonstrated sensors are based on potentiometric approach and are sensitive to the ionic metals and biological analyte in question. For each case a selective membrane or enzyme was used. The measurements were performed for intracellular environment as well as in some cases (cholesterol and uric acid). The selectivity in each case is tuned according to the element to be sensed. Moreover we also developed photodynamic therapy approach based on the use of ZnO NRs and NPs. Necrosis/apoptosis was possible to achieve for different types of cancerous cell. The results indicate that the ZnO with its UV and white band emissions is beneficial to photodynamic therapy technology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bellingham, Washington, USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011.
, Proceedings of SPIE, ISSN 0277-786X ; 7940
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74722DOI: 10.1117/12.879497ISBN: 9780819484772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74722DiVA: diva2:490731
Conference on Oxide-based Materials and Devices II, San Francisco, CA, USA, JAN 23-26, 2011