• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    MONPLAS Project 1: Fast and specific detection of micro and nanoplastic by flowthrough plasmonic sensing. MONPLAS Project 2: Portable and low cost photoluminesent (PL) micro- and nanoplastics detection. RADSENS – RADiofrequency (RF) heating of gold nanoparticles in optical polymer SENSors for the potential detection of single biomolecules via an ELISA sandwich assay.

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    A comparison of the transitory periods in GaAs and AlGaAs CBE growth

    Hill, D., Farrell, T., Joyce, T. B. & Bullough, T. J., 1 Jun 1998, In : Journal of Crystal Growth. 188, 1-4, p. 21-25 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Chemical beam epitaxy
    pressure ratio
    aluminum gallium arsenides
    Anisotropy
    reflectance

    An advance Towards the Synthesis of Ag Nanorod Arrays with Controlled Surface Roughness for SERS Substrates

    Gómez-Gómez, M., Calderón, J., Abargues, R., Rodríguez-Cantó, P. J., Suárez, I., Pastor, J. P. M. & Hill, D., 17 Feb 2016, In : Materials Today: Proceedings. 3, 2, p. 294-302 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Nanorods
    Surface roughness
    Opacity
    Surface plasmon resonance
    Substrates

    Birefringent porous silicon membranes for optical sensing

    Álvarez, J., Bettotti, P., Suárez, I., Kumar, N., Hill, D., Chirvony, V., Pavesi, L. & Martínez-Pastor, J., 19 Dec 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 27, p. 26106-26116 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    porous silicon
    membranes
    depolarization
    birefringence
    environment effects

    Characterising the surface roughness of AFM grown SiO2 on Si

    Hill, D., Blasco, X., Porti, M., Nafrı́a, M. & Aymerich, X., 1 Jan 2001, In : Microelectronics Reliability. 41, 7, p. 1077-1079 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Oxides
    surface roughness
    Surface roughness
    atomic force microscopy
    oxides

    Characterization of porous alumina membranes for efficient, real-time, flow through biosensing

    Sola, L., Álvarez, J., Cretich, M., Swann, M. J., Chiari, M. & Hill, D., 5 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 476, p. 128-135 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Aluminum Oxide
    Alumina
    aluminum oxides
    membranes
    Membranes

    High efficiency silicon nitride surface grating couplers

    Maire, G., Vivien, L., Sattler, G., Kaźmierczak, A., Sanchez, B., Gylfason, K. B., Griol, A., Marris-Morini, D., Cassan, E., Giannone, D., Sohlström, H. & Hill, D., 7 Jan 2008, In : Optics Express. 16, 1, p. 328-333 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    silicon nitrides
    couplers
    gratings
    wavelengths
    waveguides

    Incorporation of Ga metalorganic precursors during transients at the start of GaAs growth in CBE

    Hill, D., Farrell, T. & Bullough, T. J., 1 Jan 1999, In : Thin Solid Films. 343-344, 1-2, p. 554-557 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Chemical beam epitaxy
    epitaxy
    anisotropy
    Anisotropy
    Spectroscopy

    In-situ monitoring of laser annealing by micro-Raman spectroscopy for hydrogenated silicon nanoparticles produced in radio frequency glow discharge

    Hill, D., Jawhari, T., Cespedes, J. G., García, J. A. & Bertran, E., 1 May 2006, In : Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science. 203, 6, p. 1296-1300 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    laser annealing
    Glow discharges
    Silicon
    Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition
    glow discharges

    Light coupling and distribution for Si3N4/SiO2 integrated multichannel single-mode sensing system

    Kaźmierczak, A., Dortu, F., Schrevens, O., Giannone, D., Vivien, L., Marris-Morini, D., Bouville, D., Cassan, E., Gylfason, K. B., Sohlström, H., Sanchez, B., Griol, A. & Hill, D., 1 Dec 2009, In : Optical Engineering. 48, 1, 014401.

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    Photonics
    couplers
    chips
    alignment
    photonics

    Phase-sensitive detection for optical sensing with porous silicon

    Álvarez, J., Kumar, N., Bettotti, P., Hill, D. & Martínez-Pastor, J., 25 Jun 2012, In : IEEE Photonics Journal. 4, 3, p. 986-995 10 p., 6205328.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Porous silicon
    porous silicon
    membranes
    Membranes
    interrogation

    Polarimetric Plasmonic Sensing with Bowtie Nanoantenna Arrays

    Calderón, J., Álvarez, J., Martinez-Pastor, J. & Hill, D., 1 Jun 2015, In : Plasmonics. 10, 3, p. 703-711 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Nanostructures
    Biosensing Techniques
    Light polarization
    Transducers
    Biosensors

    Real time optical immunosensing with flow-through porous alumina membranes

    Álvarez, J., Sola, L., Cretich, M., Swann, M. J., Gylfasson, K. B., Volden, T., Chiari, M. & Hill, D., 31 Oct 2014, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 202, p. 834-839 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    immunoassay
    Aluminum Oxide
    Assays
    Lactoglobulins
    Alumina

    Real-time polarimetric optical sensor using macroporous alumina membranes

    Álvarez, J., Serrano, C., Hill, D. & Martínez-Pastor, J., 1 Apr 2013, In : Optics Letters. 38, 7, p. 1058-1060 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    optical measuring instruments
    aluminum oxides
    membranes
    refractivity
    porosity

    Simulation of surface-modified porous silicon photonic crystals for biosensing applications

    Suárez, I., Chirvony, V., Hill, D. & Martínez-Pastor, J., 1 Jun 2012, In : Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications. 10, 3, p. 304-311 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Porous silicon
    Photonic crystals
    porous silicon
    Polymers
    photonics

    Transient surface states during the CBE growth of GaAs

    Farrell, T., Hill, D., Joyce, T. B., Bullough, T. J. & Weightman, P., 1 Jan 1997, In : Journal of Crystal Growth. 175-176, PART 2, p. 1217-1222 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Chemical beam epitaxy
    Surface states
    Anisotropy
    Spectroscopy
    reflectance

    Vertical multiple-slot waveguide ring resonators in silicon nitride

    Vivien, L., Marris-Morini, D., Griol, A., Gylfason, K. B., Hill, D., Álvarez, J., Sohlström, H., Hurtado, J., Bouville, D. & Cassan, E., 27 Oct 2008, In : Optics Express. 16, 22, p. 17237-17242 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    silicon nitrides
    slots
    resonators
    waveguides
    rings