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dc.contributor.authorBachhuka, A.-
dc.contributor.authorHeng, S.-
dc.contributor.authorVasilev, K.-
dc.contributor.authorKostecki, R.-
dc.contributor.authorAbell, A.-
dc.contributor.authorEbendorff-Heidepriem, H.-
dc.identifier.citationSensors, 2019; 19(8):1-8-
dc.description.abstractOne of the biggest challenges associated with exposed core glass optical fiber-based sensing is the availability of techniques that can be used to generate reproducible, homogeneous and stable surface coating. We report a one step, solvent free method for surface functionalization of exposed core glass optical fiber that allows achieving binding of fluorophore of choice for metal ion sensing. The plasma polymerization-based method yielded a homogeneous, reproducible and stable coating, enabling high sensitivity aluminium ion sensing. The sensing platform reported in this manuscript is versatile and can be used to bind different sensing molecules opening new avenues for optical fiber-based sensing.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAkash Bachhuka, Sabrina Heng, Krasimir Vasilev, Roman Kostecki, Andrew Abell and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem-
dc.publisherMDPI AG-
dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
dc.subjectaluminium sensing-
dc.subjectexposed core glass optical fibers-
dc.subjectmicrostructured glass optical fibers-
dc.subjectplasma polymerization-
dc.subjectsurface functionalization-
dc.titleSurface functionalization of exposed core glass optical fiber for metal ion sensing-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidBachhuka, A. [0000-0003-1253-8126]-
dc.identifier.orcidKostecki, R. [0000-0001-5822-8401]-
dc.identifier.orcidAbell, A. [0000-0002-0604-2629]-
dc.identifier.orcidEbendorff-Heidepriem, H. [0000-0002-4877-7770]-
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