Effect of surface conjugation chemistry on the sensitivity of microcantilever sensors

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Abstract

Microcantilever sensors are an offshoot of atomic force microscopy and are useful tools for effectively detecting a target biomolecule. The recognition of the target molecule on the biosensor is based on the physical bending of the microcantilever, which is driven by a specific molecular interaction between the target molecule and the sensor surface. In this study, to enhance the sensitivity of the microcantilever sensor, the sensor surface was modified through a surface conjugation method using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and heterobifunctional cross-linkers. After the surface modification of the microcantilever sensor, the sensitivity for L-cysteine was recorded. The detection of L-cysteine was influenced by the active site and the molecular size of the cross-linked compound attached onto the surface of the microcantilever.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalScanning
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Conjugation chemistry
  • Linker
  • Microcantilever
  • Self-assembled monolayer
  • Surface modification

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