Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)

Bio Nano Materials Chapter 2

Fabrication of Microelectrodes on Polyester Membranes for Dielectrophoretic Cell Capture

Authors: C. Hanke, P.S. Dittrich, D.R. Reyes

Affilation: National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States

Pages: 98 - 101

Keywords: polyester (PET) membrane, dielectrophoresis, gold microelectrodes, metallization, polyelectrolyte mulitlayer, cell capture, microfluidics

We present a new system for cell capturing on porous polyester (PET) membranes using dielectrophoretic forces. For the first time gold microelectrodes were fabricated on PET membranes using conventional photolithographic techniques. Their characterization revealed no physical differences before and after processing. Dielectrophoretic cell trapping was successfully carried out within this microfluidic system and cells remained viable at least a day after capturing.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6276-9
Pages: 818
Hardcopy: $209.95