In this paper, the feasibility of utilization of a single element double split-ring resonator as a biosensing device has been demonstrated. The compact resonator has been excited by time-varying magnetic fields generated from the 50 Ω microstrip transmission line. In this work, DNA hybridization is recognized with shift in S21 resonant frequency. When thiol-linked single stranded-DNA is immobilized onto a gold (Au) surface and is then coupled with complementary-DNA, the frequency changes by Δfss-DNA =20 MHz and Δfhybridization =60 MHz, respectively. Thus, it is clear that the resonator can be utilized as a DNA sensing element in the microwave regime.
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