The use of surface acoustic wave sensors (Rayleigh, Love) has greatly developed and enables the detection of different physical parameters like pressure, temperature or mass. Rayleigh surface acoustic wave sensors are also used as a microfluidic tool. Specific systems have been set up based on multilayer structures (ZnO/AlN) and bulk substrates (Quartz, LiNbO3, etc.).
Supervisor: SARRY Frédéric
Participants: Frédéric Sarry, Denis Beyssen, Omar Elmazria,
Polymer functionalization is a promising way of creating sensitive layers. In this work, polyurethaneimides (PUI) containing tertiary amine sites were synthesized with a view to detecting SO2 and were associated with a Love wave sensor (ZnO/Quartz ST-X+90) which was optimized specifically for this purpose. The system was found to possess a good level of sensitivity to SO2 according to the polymer structure and the accessibility of the gas to the tertiary amine sites.
Partners: Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Macromoleculaire (LCPM), ENSIC, University of Lorraine.
Rayleigh-type elastic surface waves were used as a microfluidic tool to induce internal mixing within the droplet and/or to heat and/or activate it.
We are currently studying a system which can be used to carry out a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR, duplication of DNA using a temperature cycle from 95°C to 50-60°C to 72°C) assisted by Rayleigh-type elastic surface waves. We use the Rayleigh-SAW/Liquid interaction to achieve this temperature cycle.
This heating system based on R-SAW is made up of a multilayer LiNbO3 Y+128°/IDT/AlN structure which is an alternative to conventional industrial thermal cyclers. Our system induces internal mixing as well as heating the droplets. This mixing is positive as it increases the probability of biological species meeting each other which is more limited in a highly viscous medium.
Partners: Pr Becuwe, S. Grandemange, Equipe SIGRETO, CRAN UMR CNRS 7039, University of Lorraine.
This project is dedicated to the design, production and optimization of a hybrid "Lab-on-a-chip" which combines SAW actuators and biosensors (SPR, microcalorimeter) to actively control and characterize biofluids.
Partners: IEMN (Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie), UMI-LN2 (Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et Nanosystems), INSP (Institut des NanoSciences de Paris), IJL (Institut Jean Lamour) and MSC (Matière et Systèmes Complexes).
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