Nanopatterned structures for biomolecular analysis towards genomic and proteomic applications

Chia Fu Chou, Jian Gu, Qihuo Wei, Yingjie Liu, Ravi Gupta, Takeyoshi Nishio, Frederic Zenhausern

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We report our fabrication of nanoscale devices using electron beam and nanoimprint lithography (NIL). We focus our study in the emerging fields of NIL, nanophotonics and nanobiotechnology and give a few examples as to how these nanodevices may be applied toward genomic and proteomic applications for molecular analysis. The examples include reverse NIL-fabricated nanofluidic channels for DNA stretching, nanoscale molecular traps constructed from dielectric constrictions for DNA or protein focusing by dielectrophoresis, multi-layer nanoburger and nanoburger multiplets for optimized surface-plasma enhanced Raman scattering for protein detection, and biomolecular motor-based nanosystems. The development of advanced nanopatterning techniques promises reliable and high-throughput manufacturing of nanodevices which could impact significantly on the areas of genomics, proteomics, drug discovery and molecular clinical diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number35
Pages (from-to)183-192
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventNanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2004Oct 28 2004


  • Biomotors
  • Biosensors
  • Dielectrophoresis
  • Genomics
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanofluidics
  • Nanoimprint lithography
  • Nanophotonics
  • Proteomics
  • SERS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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