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Experimental and Theoretical NANOTECHNOLOGY (ETN) abbreviated as Exp. Theo. NANOTECHNOLOGY is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed and open access journal. It includes specialized research papers, short communications, reviews and selected conference papers in special issues on the characterization, synthesis, processing, structure and properties of different principles and applications of nanotechnology with focus on advantageous achievements and applications for the specialists in engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science and medicine. ETN covers and publishes all aspects of fundamental and applied researches of experimental and theoretical nanoscale technology dealing with materials synthesis, processing, nanofabrication, nanoprobes, spectroscopy, properties, biological systems, nanostructures, nanoelectronics, nano-optics, nano-mechanics, nanodevices, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology within the scope of the journal. ETN aims to acquire the recent and outstanding researches for the benefit of the human being.
In the present study, we have obtained a blood hemoglobin (Hb) sensor using binary defective one-dimensional photonic crystal. The structure is composed of Air/Diamond/SiO2)NHb /Diamond/SiO2)S/SiO2 and the defect layer is filled by hemoglobin solution. The numerical calculations are based on transfer matrix method (TMM). The defect peak showed well shifting of the defect peak frequency by increasing the hemoglobin concentration; the wavelength shifted due to the change of hemoglobin concentration; from 679.5 nm at the 0g/dL to 682.3 nm at 28.7 g/dL. The presented idea is very simple, and can potentially attract a wider audience when one considers the fact of constantly rising interest of the scientific community (especially biologists and physicians) in the diagnostic methods utilizing different types of the optical phenomena.