Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Arne Estelmann

Arne Estelmann
Address:
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
Germany
Phone:
+49 381 5197 0
Fax:
+49 381 5197 440
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Reseach focus

I am developing a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor for the quantification of dissolved methane. SPR is a very sensitive measurement principle, that bases upon an altering refractive index of a very thin layer on a golden surface. Although SPR is common in pharmaceutic and biochemical applications, it has poorly been used in marine chemistry.

By using cryptophane A doped polymer layers, we want to build a relatively cheap, small but precise methane sensor and demonstrate the use of SPR technology for marine systems.

Interests

  • surface plasmon resonance
  • spin coating and polymer doping
  • methane quantification and methane sensors