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

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro J. 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 ...
    • Continuous liquid-level sensor based on a long-period grating and microwave photonics filtering techniques 

      Ricchiuti, Amelia L.; Barrera, D.; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (IEEE, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A fiber optic liquid-level sensor based on a long period grating (LPG) is proposed and experimentally validated. The principle of operation is based on a technique used to analyze microwave photonics filters. A 4-cm-long ...
    • Effect of both protective and reducing agents in the synthesis of multicolor silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro J. 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, ...
    • 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 J. 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; 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 J. 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 J. 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 ...
    • Simultaneous measurement of humidity and temperature based on a partially coated optical fiber long period grating 

      Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Ricchiuti, Amelia L.; Barrera, D.; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Elsevier, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A humidity and temperature optical fiber sensor based on a long-period grating (LPG), which can provide simultaneous response to both magnitudes, is proposed and demonstrated via experiments. Previously, the LPG was fully ...