Amorphous/nanocrystalline silicon pi'ii'n devices fabricated on micromachined glass substrates are integrated with oligonucleotide-derivatized gold nanoparticles for a colorimetric detection method. The method enables the specific detection and quantification of unamplified nucleic acid sequences (DNA and RNA) without the need to functionalize the glass surface, allowing for resolution of single nucleotide differences between DNA and RNA sequences-single nucleotide polymorphism and mutation detection. The detector's substrate is glass and the sample is directly applied on the back side of the biosensor, ensuring a direct optical coupling of the assays with a concomitant maximum photon capture and the possibility to reuse the sensor. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
- DNA sequences
- Nanostructured materials
- Optical properties
Martins, R. F. D. P., Baptista, P., Raniero, L., Doria, G., Silva, L. B., Franco, R., & Fortunato, E. M. C. (2007). Amorphous/nanocrystalline silicon biosensor for the specific identification of unamplified nucleic acid sequences using gold nanoparticle probes. Applied Physics Letters, 90(2), n/d. . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2431449