Rolf Wüthrich

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Gold nanoparticles were synthesized in a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microfluidic chip by using an in-situ method, on the basis of reductive properties of the cross-linking agent of PDMS. The proposed integrated device was further used as a sensitive and low-cost LSPR-based biosensor for the detection of polypeptides. Synthesis of nanoparticles in the(More)
In this paper a novel in-situ microwave-induced synthesis of the gold-polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposite is presented. Microwave-induced synthesis has the advantages of a very short reaction time, small particle size and narrow size distribution of the particles. The ethanol solution of gold chloroauric acid is used as the precursor solution. The mechanism(More)
During two-phase electrolysis for hydrogen, aluminium or fluor production, there are bubbles which are created at electrodes which imply a great hydrodynamic acceleration but also quite important electrical properties and electrochemical processes disturbance. There are few works concerning the local modelling of electrochemical processes during a two-phase(More)
During water electrolysis for hydrogen there are bubbles which are created at the two electrodes which imply a great hydrodynamic acceleration but also a quite important electrical field and electrochemical processes disturbance. This disturbance can lead to the modification of the local current density and to anode effects for example. There is few works(More)
As the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) matures, new demands are being placed on the microfabrication of complex architectures in robust materials, such as hard plastics. Iterative design optimization in a timely manner—rapid prototyping—places challenges on template fabrication, for methods such as injection moulding and hot embossing. In(More)
Gold-poly(dimethyl siloxoxane) (Au-PDMS) nanocomposite films with a high elasticity were fabricated for sensing experiments. The nanocomposite was prepared by a novel in-situ method by using the ethanol solution of the chloroauric acid. The high rate of permeation of ethanol in the polymer film, compared to an aqueous solution, allows the introduction of(More)
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