SU-8 Guiding Layer for Love Wave Devices
AbstractSU-8 is a technologically important photoresist used extensively for thefabrication of microfluidics and MEMS, allowing high aspect ratio structures to beproduced. In this work we report the use of SU-8 as a Love wave sensor guiding layerwhich allows the possibility of integrating a guiding layer with flow cell during fabrication.Devices were fabricated on ST-cut quartz substrates with a single-single finger design suchthat a surface skimming bulk wave (SSBW) at 97.4 MHz was excited. SU-8 polymer layerswere successively built up by spin coating and spectra recorded at each stage; showing afrequency decrease with increasing guiding layer thickness. The insertion loss andfrequency dependence as a function of guiding layer thickness was investigated over thefirst Love wave mode. Mass loading sensitivity of the resultant Love wave devices wasinvestigated by deposition of multiple gold layers. Liquid sensing using these devices wasalso demonstrated; water-glycerol mixtures were used to demonstrate sensing of density-viscosity and the physical adsorption and removal of protein was also assessed usingalbumin and fibrinogen as model proteins. View Full-Text
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Roach, P.; Atherton, S.; Doy, N.; McHale, G.; Newton, M.I. SU-8 Guiding Layer for Love Wave Devices. Sensors 2007, 7, 2539-2547.
Roach P, Atherton S, Doy N, McHale G, Newton MI. SU-8 Guiding Layer for Love Wave Devices. Sensors. 2007; 7(11):2539-2547.Chicago/Turabian Style
Roach, Paul; Atherton, Shaun; Doy, Nicola; McHale, Glen; Newton, Michael I. 2007. "SU-8 Guiding Layer for Love Wave Devices." Sensors 7, no. 11: 2539-2547.