NIR Laser Integration of Photodetector on 3D Printed Chamber for Colorimetric Biosensing

Ching Fu Lin, Chun Hao Chang, Laurent Noël, Bor Ran Li, Hsin-Fei Meng, Olivier Soppera*, Hsiao Wen Zan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this work, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs)/indium-zinc-oxide (IZO) nanocomposite visible photodetector (PD) is directly prepared by near-infrared (NIR) laser-annealing on a 3D-printed substrate to form an integrated colorimetric sensor. After a surface planarization process, using a low power laser treatment without damaging the substrate, Au NPs are formed from the Au thin layer (6 nm) on 3D-printed resin substrate by laser-assisted dewetting process. Also, the UV–vis photoresponsivity is compared by tuning different NIR laser power intensity for sol-gel IZO curing. By investigating the temperature profile of each laser annealing process and the surface morphology of Au NPs/IZO nanocomposite film, the optimized PD is then integrated with a 3D-printed sensing chamber for successfully demonstrating urea detection varied from 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 × 10−3 m, which refer to the salivary urea concentrations for healthy and chronic kidney disease groups.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Materials Technologies
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • colorimetric sensing
  • laser annealing
  • metal oxide semiconductor
  • photodetector
  • sol-gel
  • surface plasmon resonance


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