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MEMS, BioMEMS and Bioelectronics—Materials and Devices: Volume 1415. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2315230
  • Book
  • 230 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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All symposiums were held from November 28–30, 2011 at the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Symposium TT, 'Microelectromechanical Systems – Materials and Devices V' explored the fabrication, integration, characterisation and application of small-scale electromechanical, thermal, magnetic, fluidic and optical sensors and actuators. The scope of this multidisciplinary symposium emphasised efforts ranging from fundamental research to implementation in industry. Symposium II, 'BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems – Materials and Devices' explored the design, fabrication and applications of micro and nanoscale technologies for biomedical applications. Symposium HH covered 'Bioelectronics – Materials, Properties, and Applications'. The seven sub-sections span a wide range of topics, including fundamental charge transport at the single-molecule level, new sensors and sensor materials, cellular bioelectronics and energy harvesting biomaterials and devices.
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Part I - MEMS – Materials and Devices:
1. Low profile packaging for MEMS aero-acoustic sensors;
2. A detailed study of a novel wafer separation method for surface sensitive MEMS wafers;
3. Acoustic energy: a new tool for MEMS manufacturing;
4. In-situ observation and mechanical criterion on interface cracking in nano-components;
5. Photo-thermal spectroscopic imaging of MEMS structures with sub-micron spatial resolution;
6. Ti-TiOx-Pt metal-oxide-metal diodes fabricated via a simple oxidation technique;
7. Harmonic excitation of surface acoustic waves on gallium nitride thin films for biological and chemical sensor applications;
8. Method for achieving CMOS MEMS accelerometers with excellent built-in thermal stability and reduced charge damage;
9. Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation of epoxy-based chemically-amplified resist for MEMS application;

Part II - BioMEMS – Materials and Devices:
10. A microfluidic assay for measuring electrical conductivity of gap junction channels;
11. Development of electrochemiluminescence and surface plasmon resonance-based immunosensors with surface accumulable molecules;
12. Enzymatic biofuel cell with self-regulating enzyme-nanotube ensemble films;
13. Mechanically stable free-standing bilayer lipid membranes in microfabricated silicon chips;
14. Functional design of porous drug delivery systems based on laser assisted manufactured nitinol;
15. Nanostructured selenium for preventing biofilm formation on medical devices;
16. Computer-assisted designing and biofabrication of 3-D hydrogel structures towards thick 3-D tissue engineering;
17. Fabrication of complex hydrogel materials by utilizing microfluidics and micromolding;
18. Implementation of bioMEMS for determining mechanical properties of biological cells;
19. Towards next-generation proteomic assays: functional materials as sieving matrices and binding scaffolds;
20. Nanoporous gold: a biomaterial for microfabricated drug-delivery platforms;
21. Smart surfaces: use of electrokinetics for selective modulation of biomolecular affinities;
22. Anisotropic cellular alignment on nano-wrinkled polymeric surface;
23. Rapid and sensitive detection of cardiac markers in human serum using a surface acoustic wave immunosensor;

Part III - Bioelectronics – Materials, Properties, and Applications:
24. Cholesterol biosensor based on nanodiamond-polypyrrole conducting nanocomposite membrane;
25. Electrical detection of protein biomarkers using nanoneedle biosensors;
26. Electrical conduction along porphyrin wires using the self-consistent extended-Huckel and non-equilibrium Green's function methods;
27. Density functional theory (DFT) computations of biological molecules for organic semiconductors;
28. Optical trapping, biosensing, and spectroscopy in a single plasmonic platform;
29. Application of wide band gap semiconductors to increase photocurrent in a protein-based photovoltaic device;
30. Free-floating reaction centers (RCs) versus attached monolayer of RCs in bio-photoelectrochemical cells.
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Tim Albrecht Imperial College London.

Maarten P. de Boer Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania.

Frank W. DelRio National Institute of Standards and Technology, Maryland.

Mehmet R. Dokmeci
Christoph Eberl Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Junji Fukuda University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Hirokazu Kaji Tohoku University, Japan.

Chris Keimel
Ali Khademhosseini
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