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Investigation of liquids with microcavity in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometers – impact of the microcavity shape on the sensing performance

In this invited paper we studied the difference that the shape of the microcavity has in in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometers has on their sensitivity. This work is related to previous publications in collaboration between our group and Prof. Śmietana at Warsaw University of Technology., In the previous publications we used a […]

Microfluidic devices for photo-and spectroelectrochemical applications

Together with our partners in the UPTURN project we wrote a short review article about the use of combining electrochemical and optical methods in microfluidic systems. The goal of UPTURN is to create a suitable microfluidic platform for multiparametric measurements. This was a good opportunity to summarise what is available […]

A microfluidic system for analysis of electrochemical processing using a highly sensitive optical fiber microcavity

After months of work on the article, Martin and Andrzej finally got their second paper about electrochemical and optical studies using an optical fiber accepted. The article “A microfluidic system for analysis of electrochemical processing using a highly sensitive optical fiber microcavity” will be published in the journal “Optics and […]

Comparison of carbon nanomaterials for simultaneous detection of neurotransmitters in the presence of interfering species

After a few years of break in neurotransmitter-related research, Emilia and Wojtek published an article regarding the simultaneous detection of neurotransmitters. They collaborated with dr Artur Małolepszy from Warsaw University of Technology, who provided most of the tested nanomaterials. The vast majority of neurological issues are related to brain homeostasis […]

Project for summer school(s) and e-course on practical electroanalysis

Emilia together with Wojtek Nogala and Aleksandra Kapuścińska-Bernatek after some struggle (the grant was first rejected and later accepted after appeal) got a grant to prepare 3 editions of summer school on practical aspects of electroanalysis   During each edition 20 students from abroad and 5 students from Poland will visit our institute for a week […]

Electrochemistry in an optical fiber microcavity – optical monitoring of electrochemical processes in picoliter volumes

We just published an article combining electrochemistry and interferometry in a microcavity. This work was done in collaboration with colleagues from Warsaw University of Technology and the National Institute of Telecommunications, who are responsible for the optics part of the work. The experiment is based on a microcavity in-line Mach-Zehnder […]

The spectroelectrochemical behaviour of 1,4‐dimethoxypillar[5]arene (P5A) and its monomer in different organic solvents

Pillararenes were introduced as a novel class of macrocyclig host molecules in 2008 when 1,4-dimethoxypillar[5]arene (P5A) was synthesised. The pillararenes are similar in structure to the better known cyclodextrins or calixarenes and they can also form host-guest complexes with smallish molecules that can fit into their cavities. In a recent […]