Patterning self-assembled monolayers using microcontact printing: A new technology for biosensors?

Milan Mrksich*, George M. Whitesides

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), formed upon the adsorption of ω-substituted alkanethiols on the surface of gold, allow control of the properties of a surface on the molecular scale. A new technique - microcontact printing (μCP) - can pattern the formation of SAMs, with dimensions on the micron scale. The convenience, low cost, and widespread application offered by SAMs and μCP make this combination of techniques especially suitable for producing and patterning surfaces relevant to biosensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in biotechnology
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering

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