Single Nanocrystal Arrays for Bio-Applications


Nanotechnology is about using single nanoscale objects in devices and applications. Yet there are still few ways to reliably manipulate and position single nanocrystals with nanometre spatial resolution. In the first part of this talk, I will discuss the positioning of single nanocrystals into arrays using electrophoresis [1-3]. The method is general and can be applied to any colloid particle with well-defined surface charge and morphology. As a proof-of-principle we show that it can be applied to gold spheres and rods, magnetic nanocrystals and quantum dots.

2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials for Bio-Related Applications
Paul Mulvaney
Paul Mulvaney
Scientific Committee Member