Loukas Athanasekos, Alexandros El Sachat, Stergios Pispas and Christos Riziotis Amphiphilic diblock copolymer-based multiagent photonic sensing scheme Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 52
An amphiphilic diblock copolymer is applied as the active sensitive material to a polymer optical fiber, forming a multiagent sensing head. The copolymer, which consists of a hydrophobic and hydrophilic block, exhibits sensitivity to cyclic aromatic compounds and polar substances allowing the implementation of a robust, inexpensive, and reusable sensor for toluene, benzene, humidity, ammonia, and lysozyme. Modification of the blocks ratio in the macromolecule could result to further sensitivity customization and enhancement for specific analytes.
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