• Chemical Sensor Based on a Long-Period Fibre Grating Modified by a Functionalized Polydimethylsiloxane Coating 

      Barnes, Jack A.; Dreher, Marian; Plett, Krista; Brown, R. Stephen; Crudden, M. Cathleen; Loock, Hans-Peter (2016-07-05)
      A chemical sensor based on a coated long-period grating has been prepared and characterized. Designer coatings based on polydimethylsiloxane were prepared by the incorporation of diphenylsiloxane and titanium cross-linker ...
    • Detection of Lead Contamination of Water and VOC Contamination of Air Using SOI Micro-Optical Devices 

      Saunders, J.; Dreher, Marian; Crudden, M. Cathleen; Du, J.; Loock, Hans-Peter; Xu, D.X; Densmore, A.; Ma, R.; Janz, S.; Vachon, M.; Lapointe, J.; Delâge, A.; Schmid, J.; Cheben, P. (2016-03-17)
      Micro-photonic SOI Mach-Zehnder interferometers were coated with solid-phase micro-extraction materials derived from polydimethylsiloxane to enable sensing of volatile organic compounds of the BTEX class in air. A different ...
    • Long-Period Gratings in Chemical Sensing 

      Barnes, Jack A.; Brown, R. Stephen; Cipot-Wechsler, Judy; Crudden, M. Cathleen; Du, Jenny; Loock, Hans-Peter; Plett, Krista (2016-03-21)
      A chemical sensor system consisting of a coated long period grating, which was spliced into a fiber loop cavity, has been prepared and characterized. Designer coatings based on polydimethylsiloxane and nanostructured ...
    • Visual Observation of Redistribution and Dissolution of Palladium During the Suzuki–Miyaura Reaction 

      MacQuarrie, S.; Horton, J. Hugh; Barnes, Jack A.; McEleney, Kevin; Loock, Hans-Peter; Crudden, M. Cathleen (2016-03-21)
      Now you see it, now you don't: A specially designed reactor that heats only a small area of Pd foil during a Suzuki-Miyaura coupling permits observation of the surface changes during the reaction. Dissolution of Pd occurs ...