Enhancing the sensitivity of the septic bacterium detection method by concentrating the phage-infected bacteria via DC electrical current Academic Article uri icon


  • In this Letter, we propose a simple method to strongly enhance the sensitivity of the detection of the new technique called "SEnsing of Phage-Triggered Ion Cascade (SEPTIC)". The method accumulates those phage infected bacteria which are emitting ions and releases those which have stopped the ion emission activity. The estimated increasing of the sensitivity can reach several orders of magnitude at practical conditions.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Biard, J. R., & Kish, L. B.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Biard, JR||Kish, LB

publication date

  • June 2005