The research field of solid-state nanopores and nanofluidics deals with the development and characterization of nanometer-sized channels in solid-state materials to control the flow of molecules, liquids or gases.
This technology has applications in areas such as biosensing, energy, and environmental monitoring. Solid-state nanopores and nanofluidics provide the ability to measure or control the transport of molecules and ions through these channels. Thus, this technology provides a means to explore fundamental phenomena at the nanoscale, thereby providing insight into the behavior of fluids and materials at extremely small scales.
Our methods, which enable rapid prototyping at the nanometer or even atomic scale, rely on the following devices:
In addition, we offer expertise in plasma and wet chemical modification and surface functionalization, e.g. by silane chemistry.