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Film bulk acoustic resonator nanosensors for multi-task sensing
by J.K. Luo; G.M. Ashley; L. Garcia-Gancedo; P.B. Kirby; A.J. Flewitt; W.I. Milne
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM), Vol. 7, No. 5/6, 2011

 

Abstract: This paper shows that film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) arrays can be very useful sensors either to detect physical parameters such as temperature and pressure directly or to detect bio-chemicals with extremely high sensitivities by incorporating a chemisorption layer or bio-probe molecules. Furthermore, it also shows that surface acoustic wave devices can be integrated with a FBAR sensor array on the same piezoelectric substrate as the microfluidics systems to perform transportation and mixing of biosamples etc. demonstrating the possibility to fabricate integrated lab-on-a-chip detection systems, in which all the actuators and sensors are operated by acoustic wave devices. This makes the detection system simple, low cost and easy to operate and hence has great commercial potential.

Online publication date: Fri, 11-Nov-2011

 

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