Francesc Pérez-Murano

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A microspotting tool, consisting of an array of micromachined silicon cantilevers with integrated microfluidic channels is introduced. This spotter, called Bioplume, is able to address on active surfaces and in a time-contact controlled manner picoliter of liquid solutions, leading to arrays of 5 to 20-microm diameter spots. In this paper, this device is(More)
We present a time-resolved study of the evaporation in air of minuscule sessile droplets deposited by nanodispensing techniques. Highly sensitive nanomechanical resonators are designed to monitor in time the mass variation of evaporating liquid droplets. The precision of the measurement setup enables the study of droplets with diameters in the 1 mum range,(More)
The mechanical properties of several types of block copolymer (BCP) thin films have been investigated using PeakForce quantitative nanomechanical mapping. The samples consisted of polystyrene/poly(methylmethacrylate) (PS/PMMA)-based BCP thin films with different pitches both randomly oriented and self-assembled. The measured films have a critical thickness(More)
Highly sensitive conversion of motion into readable electrical signals is a crucial and challenging issue for nanomechanical resonators. Efficient transduction is particularly difficult to realize in devices of low dimensionality, such as beam resonators based on carbon nanotubes or silicon nanowires, where mechanical vibrations combine very high(More)
The combination of optimized and passivated Field Effect Transistors (FETs) based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) together with the appropriate choice and immobilization strategy of aptamer receptors and buffer concentration have allowed the highly sensitive and real time biorecognition of proteins in a liquid-gated configuration. Specifically we have followed(More)
Shadow masking (also known as nanostencil lithography, SL) is a well known technique to fabricate patterns on a surface. It is a versatile method that can be used in a variety of applications. There has been recently a strong interest regarding the use of shadow masks, mostly related to combinatorial materials science, organic based device fabrication, as(More)
Polymer ferroelectric laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) have been prepared on ferroelectric thin films of a poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer. Although this copolymer does not absorb light at the laser wavelength, LIPSS on the copolymer can be obtained by forming a bilayer with other light-absorbing polymers. The(More)