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Optimization of Biosensing Microcantilever Devices

  • Xuan Zhang (a1), Mo Yang (a1) and Cengiz S. Ozkan (a1)

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Optimization of piezoresistive microcantilevers for biosensing applications has been studied using finite element analysis. Models have been described for predicting the static behavior of cantilevers with elastic and piezoresistive layers for analyte-receptor binding. The high-sensitivity cantilevers can be used to detect changes in surface stress due to the binding and hybridization of biomolecules. Chemo-mechanical binding forces have been analyzed to understand the issues of saturation over the cantilever surface. The introduction of stress concentration regions during cantilever fabrication has also been discussed which enhances the detection sensitivity through increased surface stress.

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Optimization of Biosensing Microcantilever Devices

  • Xuan Zhang (a1), Mo Yang (a1) and Cengiz S. Ozkan (a1)

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