In this article we propose a novel label-free chemical/biochemical sensing device based on a waveguide resonator with an integrated microfluidic channel. This device is intended for the characterisation and detection of cells and various chemical substances from within a variety of micro-litre test samples. This paper outlines the design of the prototype device and describes the fabrication of the microfluidic network and microwave resonator. Initial testing of the prototype at X-band is examined with promising results. Finally, we propose a Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) integration scheme for the miniaturization of the device for use in the THz regime.
|Title of host publication||Electronics System Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2010 - Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||3rd Electronics System Integration Technology Conference - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 13 Sep 2010 → 16 Sep 2010
|Conference||3rd Electronics System Integration Technology Conference|
|Abbreviated title||ESTC 2010|
|Period||13/09/10 → 16/09/10|