Self-Assembled Organic Thin Films as Recognition Elements in Chemical Sensors

Martin Albers, Inger Vikholm-Lundin, Kirsi Tappura, Mikko Karttunen, M. Romero-Guerra, I. Chianella, T. Vilkman

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    The formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of organic substances onto inorganic surfaces has been in-tensively investigated since the 1980's. SAMs have found applications in various fields, such as chemical sensors (electrochemical, surface acoustic and optical), surface engineering (wettability, friction, corrosion protection, pas-sivation), construction of conductive and electro-active coatings, and study of optical phenomena (such as second harmonic generation). Recent work by VTT has focussed on three industrial application areas of SAMs: (1) elec-tron-conductive coatings and materials, (2) self-assembled polymerisation initiators and (3) molecularly imprinted SAMs. Molecular imprinted coatings have emerged as a new alternative technique for making biorecognition sur-faces, which does not rely on biological receptors. Some strategies to make imprinted molecular receptor layers onto acoustic sensors were presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Coatings Conference "Smart Coatings IV" : Berlin, Germany, June 9th - 10th 2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventEuropean Coating Conference "Smart Coatings IV" - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 9 Jun 200510 Jun 2005


    ConferenceEuropean Coating Conference "Smart Coatings IV"


    • self-assembly
    • electronics materials
    • polymerisation initiators
    • immunosensors
    • molecular imprinting


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