The differential sensing of tyrosine and serine is achieved with well-aligned CdS nanowire arrays by exploring the pH-dependent photoluminescence behavior of the nanowire arrays toward exposure to the two amino acid solutions. The contrasting trend in photoluminescence (PL) intensity with respect to variations in analyte concentration observed at pH 11 served as the check point for the present differential sensing. The application format of the nanowire array is better suited for further sensing device assembly than that of nanocrystal suspensions.
- Amino acids
- Differential sensing