This study aimed to find a technique for using BNC (bacterial nanocellulose) as a plasmonic biosensor with a hot spot localized surface. A template protein (Hb) was imprinted on Au nanorods and was followed with the polymerization of APTMS and TMPS. The protein was then removed to leave an artificial receptor, which enabled protein rebinding. We were successful in developing a procedure for this study, and in the future we will be developing a technique that will allow multiple detection of proteins.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission