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Molecular recognition of chem/biowarfare agents using micromechanical sensors
Author(s): H.-F. Ji; X. Yan; Y. Lu; H. Du; T. Thundat
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Paper Abstract

Recent terrorists events have shown that an urgent and widespread need exists for development of novel sensors for chemical and biowarfare agents. The advent of inexpensive, mass-produced microcantilever sensors, promises to bring about a revolution in detection of terrorists threats. Extremely sensitive chem/biosensors can be developed using microcantilever platform. Both frequency and bending of microcantilevers can be used to detect the chemical and biological species in air or solution. The specificity is achieved by immobilizing chemically-specific receptors the cantilever. This short report will give an overview of chemical/biological warfare agents sensor recently developed based on microcantilevers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6223, Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Space Applications, 622307 (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665185
Show Author Affiliations
H.-F. Ji, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
X. Yan, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
Y. Lu, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
H. Du, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
T. Thundat, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6223:
Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Space Applications
Thomas George; Zhong-Yang Cheng, Editor(s)

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