There is a continuing need to select biological cells from infected tissues for single cell proteomics and genetic research, for microinjection in drug discovery etc. All of these rely on miniaturized microgrippers. We have developed two types of microgrippers. Planar microtweezers were made from a 4μm thick electroplated Ni, using an inplane electrothermal actuation mechanism, while the normally closed microcages consist of a polymer/Al/diamond like carbon trilayer structure. Both of these demonstrated the capability of capturing a micro-object.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2006|
|Event||13th International Display Workshops, IDW '06 - Otsu, Japan|
Duration: 6 Dec 2006 → 6 Dec 2006
|Conference||13th International Display Workshops, IDW '06|
|Period||6/12/06 → 6/12/06|