Journal article

UiO-66 MOF end-face-coated optical fiber in aqueous contaminant detection.

Marziyeh Nazari, Mohammad Ali Forouzandeh, Chamath M Divarathne, Fotios Sidiroglou, Marta Rubio Martinez, Kristina Konstas, Benjamin W Muir, Anita J Hill, Mikel C Duke, Matthew R Hill, Stephen F Collins

Optics Letters | Published : 2016


Optical quality metal organic framework (MOF) thin films were integrated, for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, with structured optical fiber substrates to develop MOF-fiber sensors. The MOF-fiber structure, UiO-66 (Zr-based MOF is well known for its water stability), is a thin film that acts as an effective analyte collector. This provided a Fabry-Perot sensor in which concentrations of up to 15 mM Rhodamine-B were detected via wavelength shifts in the interference spectrum.