WorldCat Identities

Doherty, Brenda

Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 21 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: CC79.C5, 543
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brenda Doherty
Analytical chemistry for cultural heritage( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series Topics in Current Chemistry Collections presents critical reviews from the journal Topics in Current Chemistry organized in topical volumes. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field
Plasmonic microstructured optical fibres : an efficient platform towards biosensing by Brenda Doherty( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detecting life-threatening diseases is a major challenge in biomedicine, as it requires pathogen identification on the molecular level. One promising detection strategy relies on attaching molecular probes to nanoparticles (NPs), which support localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). Probe-functionalised NPs can then detect molecular DNA-binding events via a macroscopic change in their optical response. Until now, NP-sensing schemes have been primarily implemented using planar substrates, requiring complex launching techniques and cost-intensive microscopy. An alternative approach adopted in this work involves infiltrating optical fibres with NPs allowing LSPR excitation and spectral multiplexing within one device. The principle idea relies on probing deposited plasmonic NPs by propagating optical fibre modes, leading to hybrid plasmonic-photonic fibres for biosensing. An important class of innovative fibres exploited in this work are microstructured optical fibres (MOFs) containing longitudinally invariant microstructures. These structures enable unprecedented adjustment of light matter interaction resulting in a high degree of sensitivity and an optofluidic environment ideally suited for biochemical application. In this thesis optofluidic channels are integrated in direct proximity to the light guiding core, boosting the light-analyte interaction length by orders of magnitude. This concept thus represents a multiscale approach, fundamentally connecting the microscopic level via LSPR-mediated sensing with the macroscopic world using MOFs leading to a novel and unexplored sensor platform. This study shows that combining plasmonic-fibre waveguides with microfluidics yields a highly integrated, reusable, optofluidic interface for efficient refractive index sensing with outlook for DNA diagnostics. This unique combination is extremely attractive from both device and clinical point of view, as the flexible handling of optical fibres principally enables in-vivo application
Scientific analysis underpinning the multidisciplinary project "The Leman Album: an Enhanced Facsimile" by Rosarosa Manca( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.58 for Scientific ... to 0.97 for Scientific ...)

Alternative Names
Doherty, B. 1990-

Doherty, Brenda Mary 1990-