James S Swensen

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The development of a biosensor system capable of continuous, real-time measurement of small-molecule analytes directly in complex, unprocessed aqueous samples has been a significant challenge, and successful implementation has been achieved for only a limited number of targets. Toward a general solution to this problem, we report here the Microfluidic(More)
Effective systems for rapid, sequence-specific nucleic acid detection at the point of care would be valuable for a wide variety of applications, including clinical diagnostics, food safety, forensics, and environmental monitoring. Electrochemical detection offers many advantages as a basis for such platforms, including portability and ready integration with(More)
We studied the influence of a pyridine moiety versus a phenyl moiety when introduced in the molecular design of an ambipolar host. These pyridine-based host materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) were synthesized in three to five steps from commercially available starting materials. The isomeric hosts have similar HOMO/LUMO energies; however,(More)
The optical properties of spin-coated titanium dioxide films have been tuned by introducing mesoscale pores into the inorganic matrix. Differently sized pores were templated using Pluronic triblock copolymers as surfactants in the sol-gel precursor solutions and adjusted by varying the process parameters, such as the polymer concentration, annealing(More)
The electrical properties of polymeric thin film transisitors (P-TFTs) based on poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-cobithiophene) alternating copolymer (F8T2) have been studied. Device performance was compared for amorphous silicon nitride deposited by LPCVD and PECVD techniques, aluminum oxide deposited by sputtering, titanium oxide deposited by sputtering, and(More)
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