nanofludic device with complex 3-d surfaces
- NIST & Cornell researchers has built the first nanofluidic device w/complex 3-d surfaces. it will be used to to separate & measure NPs in solutions for drug delivery, gene therapy and nanotoxicology. also ofr isolating DNA strands for study as they are forced to unwind and elongate...within the shallow passages of the device.
they used a nanometer-scale integrated circuits process to build the device. the process uses a grayscale photographic to build 3-d nanofluidic devices. basically similar to using printing-type methods in the semiconductor manufacturing process.