LC-based Biosensors

Liquid crystal (LC) has a unique phase of matter with high birefringence and mobility. This novel phase provides extreme sensitivity to the surface events such as adsorption, ligand-receptor interactions, enzymatic reactions, etc. in the development of biosensors. Our group established the method for fabricating LC-based biosensors for detecting important biomaterials (such as glucose, urea, cholesterol, proteins, DNA, etc.) both qualitatively and quantitatively through a polarized optical microscope.

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