• An antibacterial coating based on a polymer/sol-gel hybrid matrix loaded with silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Springer, 2011)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work a novel antibacterial surface composed of an organic-inorganic hybrid matrix of tetraorthosilicate and a polyelectrolyte is presented. A precursor solution of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and poly(acrylic acid ...
    • A comparative study of two different approaches for the incorporation of silver nanoparticles into layer-by-layer films 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work, a comparative study about the incorporation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into thin films is presented using two alternative methods, the in situ synthesis process and the layer-by-layer embedding deposition ...
    • Contribution to the development of functional nanostructured coatings based on silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna (2014)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      Esta tesis se centra en la síntesis de nanopartículas de plata (AgNPs) y su posterior incorporación en recubrimientos delgados usando dos métodos alternativos: el proceso de síntesis in situ (ISS) de AgNPs y la técnica de ...
    • Development of optical fiber humidity sensor based on silver nanoparticles-embedded coatings 

      Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna (2015)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      El desarrollo de nuevos materiales y métodos de deposición a escala nanométrica ha supuesto una auténtica revolución en muchas disciplinas de la investigación. En particular, en el campo de los sensores de fibra óptica, ...
    • Effect of both protective and reducing agents in the synthesis of multicolor silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this paper, the influence of variable molar ratios between reducing and loading agents (1:100, 1:50, 1:20, 1:10, 1:5, 1:2, 1:1, 2:1) and between protective and loading agents (0.3:1, 0.75:1, 1.5:1, 3:1, 7.5:1, 30:1, ...
    • Fiber-optic lossy mode resonance sensors 

      Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Sánchez Zábal, Pedro Upna; Zubiate Orzanco, Pablo Upna; López Torres, Diego Upna; Acha Morrás, Nerea de Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Elsevier, 2014)   Contribución a Congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      In the last 4 years, experimental evidences about the potential use of optical sensors based on Lossy Mode Resonances (LMR) have been presented in the literature. These LMR sensors have some similarities with Surface ...
    • Micro and nanostructured materials for the development of optical fibre sensors 

      Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Bariáin Aisa, Cándido Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Rivero Fuente, Pedro Upna; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor; Sánchez Zábal, Pedro; Zubiate Orzanco, Pablo Upna; López Torres, Diego Upna; Acha Morrás, Nerea de Upna; Ascorbe Muruzabal, Joaquín Upna; Ozcariz Celaya, Aritz Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (MDPI, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The measurement of chemical and biomedical parameters can take advantage of the features exclusively offered by optical fibre: passive nature, electromagnetic immunity and chemical stability are some of the most relevant ...
    • Multicolor layer-by-layer films using weak polyelectrolyte assisted synthesis of silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In the present study, we show that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with different shape, aggregation state and color (violet, green, orange) have been successfully incorporated into polyelectrolyte multilayer thin films using ...
    • Nanomaterials for functional textiles and fibers 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer US, 2015)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Nanoparticles are very interesting because of their surface properties, different from bulk materials. Such properties make possible to endow ordinary products with new functionalities. Their relatively low cost with ...
    • Novel highly sensitive protein sensors based on tapered optical fibres modified with Au-based nanocoatings 

      Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Bojan, Kartheka; Marques, Leonel; Mullaney, Kevin; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; James, Stephen; Clark, Matt; Tatam, Ralph; Korposh, Sergiy (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Novel protein sensors based on tapered optical fibres modified with Au coatings deposited using two different procedures are proposed. Au-based coatings are deposited onto a nonadiabatic tapered optical fibre using (i) a ...
    • Optical fiber sensors based on nanoparticle-embedded coatings 

      Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The use of nanoparticles (NPs) in scientific applications has attracted the attention of many researchers in the last few years. The use of NPs can help researchers to tune the physical characteristics of the sensing coating ...
    • Sensitivity improvement of a humidity sensor based on silica nanospheres on a long-period fiber grating 

      Viegas, Diana; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Santos, José Luís; Araújo, Francisco Moita; Ferreira, Luis Alberto; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (MDPI, 2009)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      This work addresses a new configuration that improves the sensitivity of a humidity sensor based on a long-period fiber grating coated with a SiO(2)-nanospheres film. An intermediate higher refractive index overlay, ...
    • Vibration detection using optical fiber sensors 

      Rodríguez García, Yoany; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna (Hindawi, 2010)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Condition monitoring of heavy electromechanical equipment is commonly accomplished in the industry using vibration analysis. Several techniques, mainly based on capacitive and piezoelectric accelerometers, have been applied ...