Pathogen detection using single tunnel junction sensor (STJ) with magnetic nano particles

M. I. Hussein, M. Ismaeel Shekfa, Yousef Haik

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Abstract

Infectious diseases caused by bacteria manifestation are the leading cause of the death of thousands of people, especially in developing countries, every year Worldwide. There is an increased demand for the rapid detection of pathogenic agents that cause these infections. Most widely a biochemical tests were used to detect the bacteria, these tests can accelerate the detection of bacteria but still need time to sense bacterial infection that can reach up to 30 hours under optimal conditions. Therefore, the need for developing an easy to use, portable, lightweight, device capable of detecting the bacteria is essential; it should be with high sensitivity, and very short time of detection. This paper presents a prototype of a platform for biomolecular recognition detection. The system is based on single magnetic tunnel junction sensors (STJ) that performs biorecognition by utilizing magnetic nanoparticles, which can provide an accurate result in short time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'12
Pages83-86
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 14th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20127 Sep 2012

Other

Other2012 14th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2012
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/9/127/9/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hussein, M. I., Shekfa, M. I., & Haik, Y. (2012). Pathogen detection using single tunnel junction sensor (STJ) with magnetic nano particles. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'12 (pp. 83-86). [6328592] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEAA.2012.6328592