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000231377 245__ $$aExploring the use of native spider silk as an optical fibre for chemical sensing
000231377 260__ $$c2018-02-15
000231377 269__ $$a2018-02-15
000231377 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000231377 500__ $$aSpecial issue on the 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS-25)
000231377 520__ $$aA spider uses up to seven different types of silk, all having specific functions, as building material, weapon and sensory organ to detect the presence of preys on its web. Recently, scientists have put under the limelight the extraordinary properties of this ancient material. Indeed, native silk, directly extracted from spiders, is a tough, biodegradable and biocompatible thread used mainly for tissue engineering and textile applications. Blessed with outstanding optical properties, this protein strand can also be used as a bioresorbable optical fibre and is, moreover, intrinsically sensitive to chemical compounds. In this communication, the waveguiding properties of native dragline silk are assessed and a pioneering proof-of-concept experiment using pristine spider silk as an optical fibre to measure humidity content is demonstrated. The feasibility of using silk-based optical fibre chemical sensors is also discussed.
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000231377 6531_ $$a Optical fibers
000231377 6531_ $$aOptical fiber sensors
000231377 6531_ $$aProteins
000231377 6531_ $$aChemicals
000231377 6531_ $$a Chemical sensing
000231377 6531_ $$aoptical fibre sensor
000231377 6531_ $$ahumidity sensor
000231377 6531_ $$aspider silk
000231377 700__ $$g236373$$aHey Tow, Kenny$$0247374
000231377 700__ $$aChow, Desmond M.
000231377 700__ $$aVollrath, Fritz
000231377 700__ $$aDicaire, Isabelle
000231377 700__ $$aGheysens, Tom
000231377 700__ $$g106544$$aThevenaz, Luc$$0240503
000231377 773__ $$k4$$q1138-1144$$j36$$tJournal of Lightwave Technology
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