This paper proposes a self-assembly method to construct a droplet interface bilayer (DIB) network. The DIB network has been developed for biological logical circuits or chemical microreactors, using incorporated membrane proteins. In this work, the DIB network was constructed by using multi-geometric Droplet-Boxes (DBs), which captured and stabilized an aqueous droplet in organic solvent. The multi-geometry enabled DB tessellation, and DIB network was constructed along the tessellation. Vibration triggered self-assembly of the tessellation with a help of capillary force. DIBs were verified by electrical measurement of α-Hemolysin (αHL). The proposed method demonstrated the potential of DIB network formation with good configurability and yield; hence, facilitates design of biological logical circuits based on DIB network.
|Title of host publication
|MEMS 2016 - 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2016 Feb 26
|29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2016 Jan 24 → 2016 Jan 28
|Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
|29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2016
|16/1/24 → 16/1/28
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering