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Mass spectrometry based on a coupled Cooper-pair box and nanomechanical resonator system

Jiang, Cheng and Chen, Bin and Li, Jin-Jin and Zhu, Ka-Di (2011) Mass spectrometry based on a coupled Cooper-pair box and nanomechanical resonator system. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 6 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Official URL: http://www.nanoscalereslett.com/content/6/1/570

Abstract

Nanomechanical resonators (NRs) with very high frequency have a great potential for mass sensing with unprecedented sensitivity. In this study, we propose a scheme for mass sensing based on the NR capacitively coupled to a Cooper-pair box (CPB) driven by two microwave currents. The accreted mass landing on the resonator can be measured conveniently by tracking the resonance frequency shifts because of mass changes in the signal absorption spectrum. We demonstrate that frequency shifts induced by adsorption of ten 1587 bp DNA molecules can be well resolved in the absorption spectrum. Integration with the CPB enables capacitive readout of the mechanical resonance directly on the chip.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:11601
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:05 Jan 2012 09:53
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 09:53

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