Infrared detection of flu viruses

Amrita Banerjee, Sumit Chakraborty, Haim Grebel

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The goal is to monitor binding of viruses to a model membrane-lipid bilayer-by using Infrared (IR) spectroscopy. IR spectroscopy is a useful spectroscopic tool: it monitors bio-molecular vibrations and provides for molecular fingerprinting. It also provides information on the direction of formed hydrogen bonds when using polarized IR beams. We used graphene-coated IR mesh-screens as substrates. We demonstrated monitoring the attachment of hemagglutinin (HA) from influenza viruses to the proper receptors. Monitoring is limited to monolayer range where bonds are formed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2012
Event25th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012 - Burlingame, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 23 2012Sep 27 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012


Other25th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBurlingame, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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