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Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap for Individual Nanostructures
College of Engineering Poster Presentations
  • Stephanie Barnes, Departments of Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Boise State University
  • Christopher Buu, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Jason Brotherton, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Hieu Bui, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Austin Johnson, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Mallory Yates, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Wan Kuang, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Jeunghoon Lee, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • William L. Hughes, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • William B. Knowlton, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Bernard Yurke, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
4-12-2010
Disciplines
Faculty Sponsor
Dr. Bill Knowlton
Abstract
Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is a method of trapping micro- and nano-sized particles using non-uniform electric fields. DEP has been used to position DNA origami [1], and is being investigated for trapping DNA self-assembled nanostructures. Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap (RDT) structures have been fabricated and evaluated for this purpose. DEP has been performed successfully, trapping multiple latex beads as small as 2 µm in 5 µm windows. The RDT structure is a viable tool for DEP and provides a means towards integrating DNA self-assembled nanostructures with microscale electrical structures. The RDT will be refined toward trapping individual nanostructures. [1] A. Kuzyk, B. Yurke, J. J. Toppari, V. Linko, and P. Torma, "Dielectrophoretic Trapping of DNA Origami," Small 4, 447 (2008)
Citation Information
Stephanie Barnes, Christopher Buu, Jason Brotherton, Hieu Bui, et al.. "Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap for Individual Nanostructures" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_knowlton/2/