Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.699, No.1, 57-62, 2020
Liquid crystal material with gold nanoparticles as optical sensors active medium for the amino acids detection
In the article, the possibility of using the cholesteric liquid crystal mixture doped by the gold nanoparticles as an active medium of optical amino acid sensors is shown. The BLO-62 and the 5CB were used as a cholesteric liquid crystal and a nematic liquid crystal correspondingly. This mixture was doped by the gold nanoparticles. The method of gold nanoparticles synthesis is considered and their parameters are determined. Studies on the spectral characteristics of the investigated materials have shown that the addition of gold nanoparticles to the system leads to a significant decreasing in the spectral characteristic steepness and give the possibility of expanding the measurement range of amino acid concentration.