Highly Sensitive and Selective Sensor Chips with Graphene-Oxide Linking Layer.

Research paper by Yury V YV Stebunov, Olga A OA Aftenieva, Aleksey V AV Arsenin, Valentyn S VS Volkov

Indexed on: 12 Sep '15Published on: 12 Sep '15Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces


The development of sensing interfaces can significantly improve the performance of biological sensors. Graphene oxide provides a remarkable immobilization platform for surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors due to its excellent optical and biochemical properties. Here, we describe a novel sensor chip for SPR biosensors based on graphene-oxide linking layers. The biosensing assay model was based on a graphene oxide film containing streptavidin. The proposed sensor chip has three times higher sensitivity than the carboxymethylated dextran surface of a commercial sensor chip. Moreover, the demonstrated sensor chips are bioselective with more than 25 times reduced binding for nonspecific interaction and can be used multiple times. We consider the results presented here of importance for any future applications of highly sensitive SPR biosensing.