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
N. F. Martínez1, P. M. Kosaka2, J. Tamayo2, J. Ramírez1,3, O. Ahumada1, J. Mertens1, T. D. Hien4, C. V. Rijn4, and M. Calleja2
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