23 May 2005 Optical taste substance sensing using an optrode-type POF multi-channel sensor
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Proceedings Volume 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623610
Event: 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2005, Bruges, Belgium
Abstract
In order to develop a simple system for sensing taste substances, an optical method using polymer/lipid films doped with a voltage-sensitive dye and plastic optical fibers (POFs) has been studied experimentally. The several kinds of polymer/lipid blended membranes doped with rhodamine-B dye with a long hydrocarbon chain were used after transferring on to the glass substrate glued on the end surface of POF. Its fluorescence intensity around 600 nm showed different patterns for the taste substance solutions such as bitter, salty and "umami". These results and a principal component analysis gave the possibility of an optical fiber taste substance sensor.
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Masayuki Morisawa, Masahisa Kawai, Shinzo Muto, "Optical taste substance sensing using an optrode-type POF multi-channel sensor", Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623610; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.623610
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