7 March 2014 Co-molding of nanoscale photonic crystals and microfluidic channel
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Photonic crystals are nanofabricated structures that enhance light as it is passed through the constructed design. These structures are normally fabricated out of silicon but have shown to be an improvement if fabricated from a more cost effective material. Photonic crystals have uses within biosensing as they may be used to analyze DNA and other analytes. Microfluidic channels are used to transport different analytes and other samples from one end to another. Microfluidics are used in biosensing as a means of transport and are typically fabricated from biocompatible polymers. Integrated together, the photonic crystals and microfluidic channels would be able to achieve better sensing capabilities and cost effective methods for large scale production. Results will be shown from the co-molding.
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Chloe E. Snyder, Anand Kadiyala, Maurya Srungarapu, Yuxin Liu, Jeremy M. Dawson, "Co-molding of nanoscale photonic crystals and microfluidic channel", Proc. SPIE 8974, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VII, 89741E (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2040150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2040150
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