DNA detection with a water-gated organic field-effect transistor
2012 (English)In: Organic electronics, ISSN 1566-1199, Vol. 13, no 1, 1-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A DNA sensor based on a water-gated organic field-effect transistor is described. The semiconductor is poly [3-(5-carboxypentyl)thiophene-2,5-diyl] onto which DNA probes are covalently grafted via NHS/EDC chemistry. Clear changes in the output characteristic of the device are observed upon DNA immobilization and after DNA hybridization. Experimental data point out the importance of the electrolyte Debye length that can screen negative DNA charges and impede transduction. For this reason, deionized water was used in order to increase the Debye length up to several hundreds of nanometers. In this case, a decrease in the off current was observed upon hybridization, whereas no significant change occurred when using saline solutions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 13, no 1, 1-6 p.
Electrolytic-gated organic field effect transistor (EGOFET);DNA sensor; Organic Transistor; Reagentless detection
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77002DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2011.09.025ISI: 000298152100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77002DiVA: diva2:524366