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Understanding and optimization of the sensitivity of nanoscale FET-based biosensors
Author(s): Kaveh Shoorideh; Chi On Chui
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Paper Abstract

It is commonly believed that small nanowires make more sensitive bioFETs than larger nanowires and planar structures because of the high surface-area-to-volume ratio that is the result of width scaling. We believe this justification is incorrect because it ignores the effect of varying radius of curvature on Debye screening. We suggest an alternative explanation for the enhancements seen in nanowire bioFETs. Our results suggest that properly engineered large-scale structures can achieve sensitivities on par with nanowires.

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Date Published: 16 September 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9174, Nanoepitaxy: Materials and Devices VI, 917413 (16 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064899
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Kaveh Shoorideh, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Chi On Chui, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9174:
Nanoepitaxy: Materials and Devices VI
Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi; A. Alec Talin; Albert V. Davydov; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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