Chris D. Geddes

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Indocyanine green (ICG) is widely used in medical imaging and testing. Its complex spectral behavior and low quantum yield limits some applications. We show that proximity of ICG to a metallic silver particle increases its intensity approximately 20-fold and decreases the decay time. Since the rate of photobleaching is not increased, our results suggest(More)
PicoGreen is a fluorescent probe that binds dsDNA and forms a highly luminescent complex when compared to the free dye in solution. This unique probe is widely used in DNA quantitation assays but has limited application in biophysical analysis of DNA and DNA-protein systems due to limited knowledge pertaining to its physical properties and characteristics(More)
Recent reports have shown enhanced fluorescence for fluorophores in close proximity to chemically deposited silver islands or colloids. To expand the usefulness of metal-enhanced fluorescence we tested fractal silver structures formed on, or near, silver electrodes by passage of electric currents. The emission intensity of fluorescein-labeled human serum(More)
We describe two reagentless methods of silver deposition for metal-enhanced fluorescence. Silver was deposited on glass positioned between two silver electrodes with a constant current in pure water. Illumination of the glass between the electrodes resulted in localized silver deposition. Alternatively, silver was deposited on an Indium Tin Oxide cathode,(More)
Fluorescence and Single Nanoparticle Sensing Platforms Kadir Aslan,† Meng Wu,‡,§ Joseph R. Lakowicz,‡ and Chris D. Geddes*,†,‡ Institute of Fluorescence, Laboratory for AdVanced Medical Plasmonics, Medical Biotechnology Center, UniVersity of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, UniVersity of Maryland School of Medicine,(More)
In the last century the production and application of halides assumed an ever greater importance. In the fields of medicine, dentistry, plastics, pesticides, food, photography etc many new halogen containing compounds have come into everyday use. In an analogous manner many techniques for the detection and determination of halogen compounds and ions have(More)
Two methods have been considered for the deposition of silver nanorods onto conventional glass substrates. In the first method, silver nanorods were deposited onto 3-(aminopropyl)triethoxysilane-coated glass substrates simply by immersing the substrates into the silver nanorod solution. In the second method, spherical silver seeds that were chemically(More)
PicoGreen (PG) is a fluorescent probe for both double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) detection and quantification based on its ability to form a luminescent complex with dsDNA as compared with the free dye in solution. To expand the sensitivity of PG detection, we have studied the spectral properties of PG, both free and in complex with DNA in solution, when the(More)
In the past few years we have seen the development of several new technologies for the continuous and non-invasive monitoring of physiological glucose, such as the GlucoWatch, glucose-sensing skin patches and approaches based on a glucose-sensing tattoo. One approach that differs from current thinking is based on the determination and monitoring of tear(More)
Certain serovars of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica cause invasive disease (e.g., enteric fever, bacteremia, septicemia, meningitis, etc.) in humans and constitute a global public health problem. A rapid, sensitive diagnostic test is needed to allow prompt initiation of therapy in individual patients and for measuring disease burden at the population(More)