Parylene-N film has high protein immobilization property after plasma-treatment. In this work, the optimum conditions for plasma-treatment of parylene-N films were investigated to develop a highly sensitive SPR biosensor. The effects of the plasma power and plasma-treatment time on the surface of parylene-N films were analyzed by measuring film contact angle and roughness from atomic force microscopy images. The plasma power was applied at a range of 0-100 W for different treatment times. The influence of plasma-treatment was also analyzed using the depth profiles from X-ray photospectroscopy. From this analysis, chemical functional groups (those related to oxygen) were introduced and were estimated to penetrate up to 4 nm and 8 nm from the top surface of the parylene-N film due to treatment with plasma powers of 50 W and 100 W, respectively, for 1 min. Based on the optimum plasma-treatment conditions for the plasma power and the plasma-treatment time, an SPR biosensor was developed for the detection of the human C-reactive protein.
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This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea ( 2013-056267 , 2013-056331 and 2013R1A1A2065723 ). This work was also supported by the Creative Fusion Research Program through the Creative Allied Project funded by Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science and Technology ( CAP-12-1 ).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry