Microchamber electrochemical cell having a nanoslot

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Description

A microchamber electrochemical cell and method of using the cell for performing quantitative analysis of various charged macromolecules is presented. The microchamber electrochemical cell includes a substrate, opposing electrodes and at least one nanoslot. The substrate is configured to define a pair of opposing fluid reservoirs. The pair of opposing electrodes are respectively positioned within the opposing fluid reservoirs. Each nanoslot is configured to fluidly connect the opposing fluid reservoirs together. The opposing fluid reservoirs of the microchamber electrochemical cell are fluidly connected to each other only through each nanoslot. Each nanoslot is physically restricted to less than 500 nanometers. One method includes the steps of coupling, filling, measuring, obtaining, performing and preparing.

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Attribute NameValues
Title
  • Microchamber electrochemical cell having a nanoslot

Patent Number
  • US 8969007 B2

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Inventor
  • Hsueh-Chia Chang

  • Peter Mushenheim

  • Sagnik Basuray

  • Gilad Yossifon

  • Satyajyoti Senapati

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Hsueh-Chia Chang

  • Sagnik Basuray

  • Satyajyoti Senapati

Other Application
  • 13/508,224

Prior Publication Date
  • 2012-12-20

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20120322076 A1

Claims
  • 33

Classification (US Patent)
  • 435/6.12; 204/403.01; 204/406; 205/775

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • C12Q 1/6816 (20130101); C12Q 1/686 (20130101); G01N 33/48721 (20130101); C12Q 1/6816 (20130101); C12Q 1/6816 (20130101); C12Q 2565/631 (20130101); C12Q 2561/113 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • C12Q 1/68 (20060101); G01N 27/26 (20060101); G01N 33/50 (20060101)

Language
  • English

Date Issued
  • 2015-03-03

Publisher
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame du Lac

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  • All rights reserved

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