Construction of Self-Reporting Specific Chemical Sensors with High Sensitivity


  • This work was supported by the NSFC (20473044, 20533050, and 50673048), the 973 Program (2006CB806200), and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (20060390444).


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An imprinted photonic polymer constructed by colloidal crystal and molecular imprinting technologies shows specific and rapid recognition with high sensitivity to the protein template, as demonstrated by shifts in the photonic crystal stop band (see figure) when it is soaked in various concentrations of proteins.