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Micronano integration of nanoscale objects for parallel biosensorics
Author(s): Christian Leiterer; Steffen Berg; Norbert Jahr; Gerald Brönstrup; Silke Christiansen; Andrea Csaki; Wolfgang Fritzsche
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Paper Abstract

Nanoscale sensors have the potential for ultrasensitive and highly parallel bioanalytical applications. Bottom up methods like gas-phase self assembly allow for the controlled and cost-efficient preparation of numerous functional units with nanometer dimensions. Their use in sensoric instruments, however, requires the defined integration into sensoric setups such as electrode arrays. We show here how to use alternating electrical fields (dielectrophoresis DEP) in order to address this micro nano integration problem. Nanoscale units such as metal nanoparticles or semiconductor nanowires are thereby polarized and moved into the direction of higher electrical field gradients. As result, these particles bridge an electrode gap and can so be used for electrical sensoric using the electrical resistance through this structure as value correlated to the presence of molecules at the sensor surface. In order to achieve high selectivity, capture molecules (such as complementary DNA or antibodies) are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8068, Bioelectronics, Biomedical, and Bioinspired Systems V; and Nanotechnology V, 80680W (3 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886576
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Christian Leiterer, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
Steffen Berg, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
Norbert Jahr, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
Gerald Brönstrup, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
Silke Christiansen, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
Andrea Csaki, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
Wolfgang Fritzsche, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8068:
Bioelectronics, Biomedical, and Bioinspired Systems V; and Nanotechnology V
Ángel B. Rodríguez-Vázquez; Rainer Adelung, Editor(s)

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