Vibration-triggered self-assembly of caged droplets to construct a droplet interface bilayer network

Hiroki Yasuga, Toshihisa Osaki, Koki Kamiya, Ryuji Kawano, Norihisa Miki, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a self-assembly method to construct a droplet interface bilayer (DIB) network. The DIB network has been developed for biological logical circuits or chemical microreactors, using incorporated membrane proteins. In this work, the DIB network was constructed by using multi-geometric Droplet-Boxes (DBs), which captured and stabilized an aqueous droplet in organic solvent. The multi-geometry enabled DB tessellation, and DIB network was constructed along the tessellation. Vibration triggered self-assembly of the tessellation with a help of capillary force. DIBs were verified by electrical measurement of α-Hemolysin (αHL). The proposed method demonstrated the potential of DIB network formation with good configurability and yield; hence, facilitates design of biological logical circuits based on DIB network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2016 - 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages200-202
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 26
Externally publishedYes
Event29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2016 Jan 242016 Jan 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2016-February
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period16/1/2416/1/28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yasuga, H., Osaki, T., Kamiya, K., Kawano, R., Miki, N., & Takeuchi, S. (2016). Vibration-triggered self-assembly of caged droplets to construct a droplet interface bilayer network. In MEMS 2016 - 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 200-202). [7421593] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2016-February). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2016.7421593