Machining technologies for silicon-based nanochannels and some properties of aqueous solutions confined in these channels


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Hoang, Hanh Thi (2012) Machining technologies for silicon-based nanochannels and some properties of aqueous solutions confined in these channels. thesis.

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Abstract:The most important motivation of this thesis is study the viscosity of water in confined nanospaces by measuring mobility of single nanoparticles. To perform mobility studies using a high numerical aperture lens from an inverted microscope, one-dimensional (1D) nanochannel devices were fabricated. 1D nanochannels were fabricated by direct bonding of a processed silicon wafer with a very thin glass wafer. We have developed a new and simple method to construct two-dimensional (2D) nanochannels using several common techniques of conventional microfabrication like underetching of a sacrificial layer, and vertically evaporation deposition. Encapsulated 2D nanochannels with both dimensions of height and width down to sub-20 nm regimes were directly obtained without requiring bonding. Fluorescence filling results proved that the fabricated channels were not leaking and that they can be used to study fluorescent solutions.
Item Type:Thesis
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/79464
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036532983
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