Barna Kovács

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An optical biosensor for urea measurements was developed. The operation of the sensor is based on the well-known urease enzyme-catalyzed hydrolysis of urea. The ammonium ions liberated in the reaction are detected with an ion selective optode membrane containing nonactin as ion selective ionophore and ETH 5294 chromoionophore in a thin (1 microm)(More)
Three generations of alpha,gamma-diaminobutyric acid modified poly(propyleneimine) dendrimers [DAB(AM)n, n = 4, 8, 16] containing 4, 8, 16 free amino groups were coupled with Boc-protected alpha,gamma-diaminobutyric acid (DABA) moieties in high yields. These modified dendrimers were deprotected and the chiral dendritic amines with 8, 16 and 32 amino groups(More)
An opto-electrochemical sensor for copper (II) ion was developed. The sensor consists of a planar conductive indium-tin-oxide (ITO) glass support, which was coated by a polymeric copper (II) sensitive membrane. The sensing membrane is made of plasticized polyurethane matrix containing Zincon colorimetric reagent immobilized as ion pair with(More)
A platinum redox sensor for the direct potentiometric determination of α-amylase concentration has been described. The sensor measured the amount of triiodide released from a starch-triiodide complex, which was correlated with the α-amylase activity after biocatalytic starch degradation. The composition and stability of the potassium triiodide solution was(More)
In this comparative study, the fabrication and the sensing properties of various reflectometric optical ammonia gas sensors are described. In the first set of experiments the role of the support material was investigated on four different sensor membranes. Two of them were prepared by the adsorption of bromocresol green indicator on anodized aluminum(More)
Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) with amperometric or potentiometric measuring tips was used to investigate biocatalytic reactions inside the enzyme layer of a biosensor during its operation. The well known glucose oxidase catalyzed oxidation of glucose has been selected for the studies. Local, instantaneous concentration of dissolved oxygen and(More)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The evolution of e-Government services moves quickly. There is a limited time for adaptation to the new environment in terms of legislation, society, and economy. Maintaining reliable services and a secure IT environment is even more difficult with perpetual changes like mergers and acquisitions, supply chain activity, staff turnover, and(More)
During the last 2 years we developed a planetary robot station, which consists of a lander and several rovers around. The lander is a Hunveyor type [1-2], the rovers has analytical (mostly chemical) activities around the station. We successfully used the planetary station unit in education of planetary geology, in the construction, building, experiment(More)