Emerging Infectious Disease Diagnostic via Novel Optoelectronic Halo Effect
Technical Report,15 Apr 2019,14 Apr 2020
Boston College Chesnut Hill United States
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Forward deployed military units have a critical need for a robust, low cost, easy to use diagnostic system providing realtime, quantitative, and multiplex capability of identifying biomarkers for infectious disease, including tuberculosis. This is a project to develop a new diagnostic device for detection of a tuberculosis biomarker based on a novel plasmonic halo effect. Various halo nanodevices using a set of chosen metals and dielectrics were simulated and fabricated, and their plasmonicoptical response sensitivity characterized. A major new finding is that a modified structure has been investigated and shows promise for response in the near infrared, and the architecture may be amenable to rapid detection of viruses.
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