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Thursday, 29 November 2012
(at 13:00 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Lab-in-a-tube and nanorobots from self-folded nanomembranes

Samuel Sanchez Ordonez

Institute for Integrative Nanosciences
IFW Dresden

The mimicry of macroscale machine-based function at the nanoscale could revolutionize nanomanufacturing and nanorobotics. Over the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the use of chemistry to propel tiny engines in a similar fashion that nature uses biochemistry to power biological motors. Roll-up nanotechnologies allow the development and control on the motion of catalytically powered microjets (micro-nanorobots) for a variety of bio-related applications. By similar technology, the "Smallest man-made jet engine"(World Guinness Record) was demonstrated which can be used as bio-nano-tools. In addition, the fabrication of arrays of multifunctional microtubes, allows to accomplish the novel "Lab-in-a-tube" concept, enabling the capture and observation of single cell behavior inside transparent 3D confinements. Those microtubular structures act both as micro-reactor chamber for cellular growth and also as optical sensors for studying different phenomena occurring within the cells confined in their interior.

Brief Bio:

Samuel Sanchez received his PhD in Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2008, developing electrochemical biosensors based on soft polymers, carbon nanotubes, and metallic nanoparticles. Since May 2010 he leads the "Biochemical Nanomembranes" group at the Institute for Integrative Nanoscience at the Leibniz Institute in Dresden.

Announcement (pdf)

slides (pdf)

Invited by G. Cuniberti

Within the nanoSeminar

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