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Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Jonas Tegenfeldt

Professor, Coordinator Nanobiology & Neuronanoscience

Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Vertical oxide nanotubes connected by subsurface microchannels

Author

  • Henrik Persson
  • Jason Beech
  • Lars Samuelson
  • Stina Oredsson
  • Christelle Prinz
  • Jonas Tegenfeldt

Summary, in English

We describe the fabrication of arrays of oxide nanotubes using a combination of bottom up and top down nanofabrication. The nanotubes are made from epitaxially grown semiconductor nanowires that are covered with an oxide layer using atomic layer deposition. The tips of the oxide-covered nanowires are removed by argon sputtering and the exposed semiconductor core is then selectively etched, leaving a hollow oxide tube. We show that it is possible to create fluidic connections to the nanotubes by a combination of electron beam lithography to precisely define the nanotube positions and controlled wet under-etching. DNA transport is demonstrated in the microchannel. Cells were successfully cultured on the nanotube arrays, demonstrating compatibility with cell-biological applications. Our device opens up the possibility of injecting molecules into cells with both spatial and temporal control.

Department/s

  • Solid State Physics
  • Functional zoology
  • Neuronano Research Center (NRC)-lup-obsolete
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2012

Language

English

Pages

190-198

Publication/Series

Nano Reseach

Volume

5

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Zoology

Keywords

  • Nanotube
  • cell injection
  • nanowire
  • gallium phosphide
  • reactive ion
  • etching
  • wet etching
  • cell

Status

Published

Research group

  • Neuronano Research Center (NRC)-lup-obsolete

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1998-0124