Florian Bender

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As for many other electronic devices and circuits, electrical contact to surface acoustic wave sensors is usually made using bonding wires. This technique is known to result in reliable contact under most conditions, but it does so with several disadvantages. First, electrical contact is not reversible, impeding replacement of sensor devices. Second,(More)
Acoustic devices were employed to characterize variations in the mechanical properties (density and viscoelasticity) of liposomes composed of 1-oleoyl-2-palmitoyl- sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) and cholesterol. Liposome properties were modified in three ways. In some experiments, the POPC/cholesterol ratio was varied prior to deposition on the device(More)
DNA hybridization studies at surfaces normally rely on the detection of mass changes as a result of the addition of the complementary strand. In this work we propose a mass-independent sensing principle based on the quantitative monitoring of the conformation of the immobilized single-strand probe and of the final hybridized product. This is demonstrated by(More)
Special surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices using horizontally polarized surface shear waves can be operated in water. They allow an easy detection of molecules with biological relevance (e.g., proteins) via direct detection of the adsorbed mass. The transducer structures of conventional SAW devices are usually connected to the electronics by bond wires. In(More)
A need exists for compact sensor systems capable of in situ monitoring of groundwater for accidental releases of fuel and oil. The work reported here addresses this need, using shear horizontal surface acoustic wave (SH-SAW) sensors, which function effectively in liquid environments. To achieve enhanced sensitivity and partial selectivity for hydrocarbons,(More)
The Love-wave sensor is an acoustic sensing device which is particularly suitable for sensing in a liquid environment. The superior characteristics of the device are achieved by the use of an acoustic waveguide, consisting of a thin layer deposited on the surface of the substrate material. The exact thickness and material properties of the layer will not(More)
The present work investigates a compact sensor system that provides rapid, real-time, in situ measurements of the identities and concentrations of aromatic hydrocarbons at parts-per-billion concentrations in water through the combined use of kinetic and thermodynamic response parameters. The system uses shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave (SH-SAW)(More)