Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Label free sensing with silicon nanowires

Abstract:
Nanoscale electronic devices have the potential to achieve exquisite sensitivity as sensors for the direct detection of molecular interactions, thereby decreasing diagnostics costs and enabling previously impossible sensing in disparate field environments. Semiconducting nanowire-field effect transistors (NW-FETs) hold particular promise, though contemporary nanowire approaches are inadequate for realistic applications.

Label free sensing with silicon nanowires

UK | Posted on January 12th, 2009

As a part of its ongoing efforts to improve the UK sensing innovation by transferring knowledge to businesses, the Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group (MiNSIG) of the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN is organising a free online seminar titled ‘Label free sensing with silicon nanowires' on 12th February 2009 at 15.00- 16.00 GMT. The speaker of this event is Prof. Mark Reed, the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University, and the Associate Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. . Mark is the author of more than 175 professional publications and 6 books, has given 17 plenary and over 265 invited talks, and holds 25 U.S. and foreign patents. Mark received several awards including the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology (2007), Fellow of the American Physical Society (2003), the Fujitsu ISCS Quantum Device Award (2001) and the Kilby Young Innovator Award (1994). His research interests include the investigation of electronic transport in nanoscale, molecular, and mesoscopic systems.

The seminar will discus recent developments in nanowire sensors and a novel sensing approach using complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology that has not only achieved unprecedented sensitivity, but simultaneously facilitates system-scale integration of nanosensors for the first time. The advantage of the technology is that it enables a wide range of label-free biochemical and macromolecule sensing applications, including cell type discrimination through the monitoring of live, stimulus-induced cellular response, and specific protein and complementary DNA recognition assays. An important achievement is the introduction of real-time, unlabeled detection capability, allowing for fundamental studies of cellular activation, and specific macromolecule interactions at femtomolar concentrations. The talk will also discuss specific aspects of microfluidic integration and Debye screening along with a demonstration of live cell peptide-specific immunoresponse. This new approach provides a method for creating nanodevices that allows them to integrate directly with microelectronic systems. This novel technology has broad application for low-cost, highly sensitive detection of molecules including biomolecules for medical diagnostics and therapeutics.

The event is free to all, however due to limited space availability, registration is required. To secure the place please send an email to Tiju Joseph, Further information of the event and joining instructions can be obtained by contacting the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN at +44 (0) 20 8943 6594 or by visiting the website:
sensors.globalwatchonline.com/epicentric_portal/site/sensors/menuitem.691fc047589dba54a0f3b5308380e1a0/?mode=0

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Tiju Joseph

+44 (0) 20 8943 6594

Copyright © Sensors & Instrumentation KTN

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light June 15th, 2018

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries: Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries June 14th, 2018

Sensors

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light June 15th, 2018

New optical sensor can determine if molecules are left or right 'handed' June 13th, 2018

A nanotech sensor that turns molecular fingerprints into bar codes June 7th, 2018

Magnesium magnificent for plasmonic applications: Rice University, University of Cambridge synthesize and test nanoparticles of abundant material May 22nd, 2018

Announcements

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light June 15th, 2018

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries: Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries June 14th, 2018

Events/Classes

Leti Presenting Strategic Vision and Hosting a Workshop at SEMICON West: “From Electrons to Photons” Leti Workshop and CEO Media Briefing Set for Tuesday, July 10 in W Hotel, San Francisco June 12th, 2018

180 Degree Capital Corp. to Provide Live Remote Access to Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 12, 2018 June 12th, 2018

Nanometrics Updates Time of Webcast at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference June 12th, 2018

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming June 2018 Conferences May 31st, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project