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Application of biological materials to nano/microtechnology devices
Author(s): Hitoshi Suzuki; Tsuyoshi Tanaka; Tadashi Matsunaga; Shinro Mashiko
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Paper Abstract

Two examples of the use of biological materials in micrometer-size applications are discussed. The first concerns the control of motor protein movement, which is oriented toward actuator application. Two kinds of polymers, PTFE (poly-tetrafluoroethylene) and PMMA (poly-methylmethacrylate), are show to be useful in the control of the trajectories of actin filament movement through adsorption of myosin molecules. The second is a magnetic sensor that uses bacterial magnetic particles. Magnetic particle chains extracted through a magnetic trapping extraction method were immobilized on a cantilever for an atomic force microscope. This magnetic particle probe was sensitive enough to measure a standard magnetic force microscope (MFM) sample when used in an MFM system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4937, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering, (14 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.471952
Show Author Affiliations
Hitoshi Suzuki, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Tadashi Matsunaga, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Shinro Mashiko, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4937:
Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering
Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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