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Nanoparticle Plasmonic Sensor for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance

United States Patent Application

20140106469
A1
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The present invention provides a sensor for detecting the binding of molecules to membrane surfaces. The sensor comprises a nanoparticle coated with a continuous layer of silica, and having a ligand attached thereto, for detection of an analyte in a solution. The nanoparticle can be further coated with a continuous membrane, such as a lipid bilayer.
Wu, Hung-Jen (College Station, TX), Groves, John T. (Berkelely, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
14/ 052,652
October 11, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention was made with government support under Contract Nos. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.