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Self-assembled monolayers are surfaces consisting of a single layer of molecules on a substrate: widespread examples of chemical and biological nature are alkylsiloxane, fatty acids, and alkanethiolate which can be deposited by different techniques on a large variety of substrates ranging from metals to oxides. We have found that a self-assembled biofilm of proteins can passivate porous silicon (PSi) based optical structures without affecting the transducing properties. Moreover, the protein coated PSi layer can also be used as a functionalized surface for proteomic applications.
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
1 Oct 2009

Luca De Stefano, Ilaria Rea, Edoardo De Tommasi, Paola Giardina, Annunziata Armenante, Sara Longobardi, Michele Giocondo, Ivo Rendina

Biblio References: 
Volume: 3 Issue: 1 Pages: 031985
Journal of Nanophotonics