Work by the Bionanomechanics Lab in collaboration with Mecwins and Nanosens presented in Review of Scientific Instruments. It shows single experiment measurement of a two-dimensional array of 128 cantilevers. In this work we measure the nanometer-scale bending of the 128 cantilevers, previously coated with a thin gold layer, induced by the adsorption and self-assembly on the gold surface of several self-assembled monolayers. The instrument explained here is able to provide the static and dynamic responses of cantilevers with subnanometer resolution and at a rate of up to ten cantilevers per second.
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 125109 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3525090
High throughput optical readout of dense arrays of nanomechanical systems for sensing applications
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1Mecwins S.L. Santiago Grisolía 2 (PTM), Tres Cantos, 28760 Madrid, Spain
2Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, CSIC. Isaac Newton 8 (PTM), Tres Cantos 28760 Madrid, Spain
3Departamento de Ingeniería Química, ETSII/UPM, José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
4Nanosens, Berkelkade 11, NL 7201 JE Zutphen, The Netherlands