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Dual purpose fibre – SERS pH sensing and bacterial analysis

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Abstract

The exploitation of fibre based Raman probes has been challenged by often complicated fabrication procedures and difficulties in reproducibility. Here, we have demonstrated a simple and cost-effective approach for sensing pH through an optical fibre, by employing a wax patterned filter paper-based substrate for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Through this method, high reproducibility between fibres was achieved. In addition to sensing pH, it was possible to extract fluid samples containing P. aeruginosa for further analysis. This dual purpose fibre is bronchoscope deployable, and is able to gather information about both the host and pathogen, which may lead to an improved treatment plan in future in vivo applications.

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The article was received on 16 Jul 2018, accepted on 29 Sep 2018 and first published on 05 Oct 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01322E
Citation: Analyst, 2018, Advance Article
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    Dual purpose fibre – SERS pH sensing and bacterial analysis

    H. Fleming, S. McAughtrie, B. Mills, M. G. Tanner, A. Marks and C. J. Campbell, Analyst, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01322E

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