Mesoporous titania-coated biosensor and FEM model design for highly sensitive detection of low molecular weight targets

Abstract : This paper presents the interest of a highly sensitive biosensor coated with a TiO2 mesoporous film as sensitive layer. The main novelty is related to the modelling of the device and simulation by using Finite Element Method with COMSOL Multiphysics software, as a good way to take into account the physical properties of porous 3D-layers. The strategy of using such Love wave devices, with 3D porous layers, offering further easy functionalization, aims not only to increase the amount of targets caught on the sensor surface, but also to enhance the detection mechanism by a higher perturbation of the Love wave acoustic energy which could be trapped inside the 3D sensitive layer. First, as a proof of concept, experimental devices with a 3D titania mesoporous layer were realized, and they have shown a good agreement with simulated results. Furthermore, experimental test with several Newtonian liquids are investigated, in a range of viscosities from 1 to 7 cP, typical of those concerned by our biochemical applications. The sensitivity with a 300 nm thick porous sensing layer was 10 times that of the bare device, with interesting dynamical issues to be further studied, giving rise to the great potentialities of such architectures for biological detection of low weight biochemical targets.
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Ollivier Tamarin, Hamida Hallil Abbas, Wassim Ouelhazi, Maxence Rube, Jean Luc Lachaud, et al.. Mesoporous titania-coated biosensor and FEM model design for highly sensitive detection of low molecular weight targets. IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, IEEE, 2019, 8p. ⟨10.1109/JERM.2018.2880883⟩. ⟨hal-01999552⟩

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