Advanced search
Author
Organization
Abstract
Whilst being thoroughly used in the textile industry and biomedical sector, silk has not yet been exploited for fibre optics-based sensing although silk fibres directly obtained from spiders can guide light and have shown early promises to being sensitive to some solvents. In this communication, a pioneering optical fibre sensor based on spider silk is reported, demonstrating for the first time the use of spider silk as an optical fibre sensor to detect polar solvents such as water, ammonia and acetic acid.
Keywords
Biosensing, optical fibre sensor, spider silk, birefringence

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Tow, Kenny Hey, Desmond M Chow, Fritz Vollrath, Isabelle Dicaire, Tom Gheysens, and Luc Thévenaz. 2015. “ Spider Silk : a Novel Optical Fibre for Biochemical Sensing.” In 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Vol. 9634. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.
APA
Tow, K. H., Chow, D. M., Vollrath, F., Dicaire, I., Gheysens, T., & Thévenaz, L. (2015). Spider silk : a novel optical fibre for biochemical sensing. 24th International conference on optical fibre sensors (Vol. 9634). Presented at the 24th International conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS 2015) , Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.
Vancouver
1.
Tow KH, Chow DM, Vollrath F, Dicaire I, Gheysens T, Thévenaz L. Spider silk : a novel optical fibre for biochemical sensing. 24th International conference on optical fibre sensors. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering; 2015.
MLA
Tow, Kenny Hey et al. “ Spider Silk : a Novel Optical Fibre for Biochemical Sensing.” 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Vol. 9634. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2015. Print.
@inproceedings{8516951,
  abstract     = { Whilst being thoroughly used in the textile industry and biomedical sector, silk has not yet been exploited for fibre optics-based sensing although silk fibres directly obtained from spiders can guide light and have shown early promises to being sensitive to some solvents. In this communication, a pioneering optical fibre sensor based on spider silk is reported, demonstrating for the first time the use of spider silk as an optical fibre sensor to detect polar solvents such as water, ammonia and acetic acid. },
  articleno    = {96347D},
  author       = {Tow, Kenny Hey and Chow, Desmond M and Vollrath, Fritz and Dicaire, Isabelle and Gheysens, Tom and Thévenaz, Luc},
  booktitle    = {24th International conference on optical fibre sensors},
  isbn         = {9781628418392},
  issn         = {0277-786X},
  keywords     = {Biosensing,optical fibre sensor,spider silk,birefringence},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Curitiba, Brazil},
  pages        = {4},
  publisher    = {SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering},
  title        = { Spider silk : a novel optical fibre for biochemical sensing},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2192427},
  volume       = {9634},
  year         = {2015},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: