Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Polymer & Soft Nanotechnology Chapter 6

Fabrication of nanostructured microworms for sensor applications

Authors: J.L. Yagüe, J.M. Dubach, G. Ozaydin-Ince, H.A. Clark, K.K. Gleason

Affilation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Pages: 596 - 599

Keywords: iCVD, microworm, glucose sensor

A novel method to create in vivo sensors for multiple types of ions and molecules is presented. Using initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD), a gentle process which preserves functional pendant groups and enables conformal coatings, a 50 nm thick layer is deposited on an anodic aluminum oxide membrnae (AAO) to create cylindrical-shape structures (microworms). Microworms encapsulate an optode solution, which is used to measure the fluorescence intensity by injecting the sensor particles into the subcutaneous area of the skin. A device to measure in vivo glucose concentration has been developed using this process.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95