Hyangah Chon

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A quick and reproducible surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based immunoassay technique, using hollow gold nanospheres (HGNs) and magnetic beads, has been developed. Here, HGNs show strong enhancement effects from individual particles because hot spots can be localized on the pinholes in the hollow particle structure. Thus, HGNs can be used for highly(More)
We report a new method for the trace analysis of mercury (II) ions in water. The approach involves the use of droplet-based microfluidics combined with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection. This novel combination provides both fast and sensitive detection of mercury (II) ions in water. Specifically, mercury (II) ion detection is performed by(More)
We report a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based cellular imaging technique to detect and quantify breast cancer phenotypic markers expressed on cell surfaces. This technique involves the synthesis of SERS nano tags consisting of silica-encapsulated hollow gold nanospheres (SEHGNs) conjugated with specific antibodies. Hollow gold nanospheres(More)
A sandwich immunoassay is a powerful tool for identifying a specific substance in a biological sample. However, its heterogeneous strategy always requires repetitive liquid handlings and long processing time. Here an optoelectrofluidic immunoassay platform for simple, fast, and automated detection of human tumor marker based on surface-enhanced Raman(More)
Antibody-conjugated hollow gold nanospheres (HGNs) have been used for the SERS imaging of HER2 cancer markers overexpressed in single MCF7 cells. SERS mapping images show that HGNs have much better homogeneous scattering properties than silver nanoparticles. The results demonstrate the potential feasibility of HGNs as highly sensitive and homogeneous(More)
A surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based gradient optofluidic sensor has been developed for a fast and sensitive immunoassay. In this work, a novel microfluidic sensor with functional internal structures has been designed and fabricated. This sensor is composed of three compartments consisting of the gradient channel that serially dilutes the target(More)
The use of silica shells offers many advantages in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based biological sensing applications due to their optical transparency, remarkable stability in environmental media, and improved biocompatibility. Here, we report a novel layer-by-layer method for the preparation of silica-hollow gold nanosphere (HGN) SERS tags.(More)
We report a highly sensitive optical imaging technology using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-fluorescence dual modal nanoprobes (DMNPs). Fluorescence microscopy is a well-known imaging technique that shows specific protein distributions within cells. However, most currently available fluorescent organic dyes have relatively weak emission(More)
A quick and reproducible SERS-based immunoassay, using functionalized hollow gold nanospheres and magnetic beads, has been developed. Here, a simultaneous detection of dual cancer markers in blood serum has been achieved under a single excitation wavelength. The accuracy and sensitivity for clinical sera from five patients confirms their diagnostic(More)
We assessed the clinical feasibility of conducting immunoassays based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) in the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). An autoantibody against citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) was used as a biomarker, magnetic beads conjugated with CCP were used as substrates, and the SERS nanotags were comprised of anti-human(More)