Roberto Rella

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This paper gives an overview about the principles and the technologies used in solid-state gas sensors. These devices work by measuring a physical property changed by adsorption/desorption processes and chemical reactions on the surface of a sensing element, i.e. a solid-state film of a gas-sensitive material. Some of the most used types of solid state gas(More)
A comparison between sensing performance of traditional SPR (Surface Plasmon Resonance) and magneto-optic SPR (MOSPR) transducing techniques is presented in this work. MOSPR comes from an evolution of traditional SPR platform aiming at modulating Surface Plasmon wave by the application of an external magnetic field in transverse configuration. Previous work(More)
Gold nanoparticles heavily functionalized with oligonucleotides have been used in a variety of DNA detection methods. The optical properties of three-dimensional aggregates of Au nanoparticles in solution or deposited onto suitable surfaces have been analyzed to detect hybridization processes of specific DNA sequences as possible alternatives to fluorescent(More)
The adsorption processes of oligonucleotides immobilised onto suitable photolithographic patterned gold substrates have been investigated in aqueous buffer solution by using a home made surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging equipment. A rapid self-assembled method for the construction of DNA chips to be used in SPR imaging experiments have been followed.(More)
Surface plasmon resonance imaging technique for nucleic acid detection M.G. Manera a,b,∗, J. Spadavecchia a, A. Leone a, F. Quaranta a, R. Rella a, D. Dell’atti c, M. Minunni c, M. Mascini c, P. Siciliano a a IMM-CNR Lecce via per Arnesano, c/o Campus Scientifico, 73100 Lecce, Italy b ISUFI-Università degli studi di Lecce, viale Gallipoli, 73100 Lecce,(More)
The matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) technique has been used for the deposition of metal dioxide (TiO(2), SnO(2)) nanoparticle thin films for gas sensor applications. For this purpose, colloidal metal dioxide nanoparticles were diluted in volatile solvents, the solution was frozen at the liquid nitrogen temperature and irradiated with a(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) has recently gained attention as a label-free method for the detection of biological molecules binding onto functionalised surfaces. It is one of the most sensitive detection method for monitor variations in the thickness and refractive index in ultra-thin films. Here, the adsorption processes of oligonucleotides onto gold(More)
An alternating copolymer, poly(2,5-dioctyloxy-1,4-phenylene-alt-2,5-thienylene), has been synthesized and used in this research. The behavior of the floating film at the air-water interface has been investigated by measuring surface pressure versus area Langmuir isotherms and contemporaneously by reflection spectroscopy and Brewster angle microscopy. The(More)
Fe3O4/γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles (NPs) based thin films were used as active layers in solid state resistive chemical sensors. NPs were synthesized by high temperature solution phase reaction. Sensing NP monolayers (ML) were deposited by Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) techniques onto chemoresistive transduction platforms. The sensing ML were UV treated to remove NP(More)
In this paper the adsorption properties of thermally sputtered calcein thin films towards water and other polar molecules vapors are studied by different characterization techniques: quartz crystal microbalance, surface plasmon resonance and visible spectroscopy. Sensitivity of calcein thin films to water vapors resulted much higher as compared with those(More)