June 26, 2012

Chemical and biological sensors

Microresonators can transduce virtually any signal domain (mechanical, electrical, thermal, etc.) into a modulation of a cantilever dynamics. We have used the unique ability of microstructures to quickly heat in order to detect condensed explosive vapor, as well as vapor from other materials. We currently study how we can take advantage of the unique physical properties of microstructures to be better used as sensors.