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Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers. (2019)
Journal Article
BHAVSAR, K. and PRABHU, R. 2019. Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012008

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is a well-known, rapid and sensitive technique used for probing the biomolecular interactions in real time. Several new approaches have been suggested to improve the sensitivity of SPR sensors over the last two decades... Read More about Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers..

Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications. (2019)
Journal Article
BHAVSAR, K., VISWAMBARAN, V., JOHNY, J., KAILASNATH, M., MELZER, A. and PRABHU, R. 2019. Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012013. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012013

Advances in robotic systems and rapid developments in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) have made their use possible in the operating room due to many distinct advantages offered by MIS over conventional surgical procedures. The constant increase of m... Read More about Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications..

Design optimization of Cassegrain telescope for remote explosive trace detection. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
BHAVSAR, K., ESELLER, K.E. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Design optimization of Cassegrain telescope for remote explosive trace detection. In Bourma, H., Carlysle-Davies, F., Stokes, R.J. and Yitzhaky, Y. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Counterterrorism, crime fighting, forensics and surveillance technologies conference 2017: co-located with the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Security and defence 2017 conference, 11-12 September 2017, Warsaw, Poland. Proceedings of SPIE, 10441. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online], article number 1044103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277932

The past three years have seen a global increase in explosive-based terror attacks. The widespread use of improvised explosives and anti-personnel landmines have caused thousands of civilian casualties across the world. Current scenario of globalized... Read More about Design optimization of Cassegrain telescope for remote explosive trace detection..

Fibre optic sensor to detect heavy metal pollutants in water environments. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
BHAVSAR, K., HURSTON, E., PRABHU, R. and JOSEPH, G.P. 2017. Fibre optic sensor to detect heavy metal pollutants in water environments. In Proceedings of OCEANS 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8084982, pages 2441-2444. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084982

Heavy metal ion pollution emerges as a potential threat to humankind and the ecosystem due to their increased spreading into the environment. Detection of highly toxic heavy metal ions requires rapid, simple, sensitive and selective detection methods... Read More about Fibre optic sensor to detect heavy metal pollutants in water environments..

Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNY, J., SUMMERS, J., BHAVSAR, K., JOSEPH, G.P., FUNG, W.-K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. In Proceedings of OCEANS 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8084976, pages 2406-2410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084976

Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) is a key technology for condition monitoring of different offshore oil and gas structures. FBG sensors are used to sense different physical parameters such as strain, temperature, vibration, etc. This paper investigates the... Read More about Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures..

Design of optical fibre based highly sensitive acoustic sensor for underwater applications. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNY, J., SMITH, T., BHAVSAR, K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Design of optical fibre based highly sensitive acoustic sensor for underwater applications. In Proceedings of OCEANS 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8084974, pages 2393-2397. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084974

Fibre optic sensing is a key technology for a variety of underwater sensing and monitoring applications. Fibre optic acoustic sensors are mainly based on interferometric detection approach where the acoustic pressure-induced phase shift of light has... Read More about Design of optical fibre based highly sensitive acoustic sensor for underwater applications..

Ultrasensitive graphene coated SPR sensor for biosensing applications. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
BHAVSAR, K., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P. 2015. Ultrasensitive graphene coated SPR sensor for biosensing applications. In Baldini, F., Homola, J and Lieberman, R.A. (eds.) Optical sensors 2015: proceedings of 2015 International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) optics and optoelectronics conference 2015, 13-16 April 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. Proceedings of SPIE, 9506. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online], article ID 95060U. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179051

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is a rapid and sensitive technique used for probing the biomolecular interactions in real time. Several new approaches have been suggested to improve the sensitivity of SPR sensors over the last two decades. Most of th... Read More about Ultrasensitive graphene coated SPR sensor for biosensing applications..

LED-controlled tuning of ZnO nanowires' wettability for biosensing applications. (2015)
Journal Article
BHAVSAR, K., ROSS, D., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P. 2014. LED-controlled tuning of ZnO nanowires' wettability for biosensing applications. Nano reviews [online], 6, Article 26711. Available from:https://doi.org/10.3402/nano.v6.26711

Background: Wettability is an important property of solid materials which can be controlled by surface energy. Dynamic control over the surface wettability is of great importance for biosensing applications. Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a biocompatible materi... Read More about LED-controlled tuning of ZnO nanowires' wettability for biosensing applications..

Highly textured and transparent RF sputtered Eu2O3 doped ZnO films. (2014)
Journal Article
SREEDHARAN, R. S., GANESAN, V., SUDARSANAKUMAR, C. P., BHAVSAR, K., PRAHBU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.P.M., 2015. Highly textured and transparent RF sputtered Eu2O3 doped ZnO films. Nano reviews [online], 6, Article 26759. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3402/nano.v6.26759

Background: Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a wide, direct band gap II-VI oxide semiconductor. ZnO has large exciton binding energy at room temperature, and it is a good host material for obtaining visible and infrared emission of various rare-earth ions. Method... Read More about Highly textured and transparent RF sputtered Eu2O3 doped ZnO films..

Investigations on surface wettability of ZnO nanowires using UV LEDs for biosensing applications. (2014)
Journal Article
BHAVSAR, K., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P. 2014. Investigations on surface wettability of ZnO nanowires using UV LEDs for biosensing applications. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 64, Article 012033. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012033

ZnO is a biocompatible material suitable for biosensors and microfluidic devices. Nanowires of ZnO tend to show hydrophobic nature which decelerates the adhesion/adsorption of biomolecules on the surface. This paper discusses the investigations on tu... Read More about Investigations on surface wettability of ZnO nanowires using UV LEDs for biosensing applications..

Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. (2013)
Journal Article
BHAVSAR, K., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P. 2013. Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 450: proceedings of the 17th Sensors and their applications, 16-18 September 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia, article 012011. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/450/1/012011

Detection of highly toxic heavy metal ions requires rapid, simple, sensitive and selective detection methods in the environment. Optical fibre based sensing facilitates the remote, continuous and in-situ detection approaches in the environment. Herei... Read More about Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments..