DNA Structures on Silicon and Diamond

Simona D. Pop, Karsten Hinrichs, Sylvia Wenmackers, Christoph Cobet, Norbert Esser, Dietrich R.T. Zahn

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Abstract

In the design of DNA-based hybrid devices, it is essential to have knowledge
of the structural, electronic and optical properties of these biomolecular films.
Spectroscopic ellipsometry is a powerful technique to probe and asses these properties.
In this chapter, we review its application to biomolecular films of single DNA
bases and molecules on silicon and diamond surfaces characterized in the spectral
range from the near-infrared (NIR) through the visible (Vis) and toward the vacuum
ultraviolet (VUV). The reported optical constants of various DNA structures are of
great interest, particularly in the development of biosensors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEllipsometry of Functional Organic Surfaces and Films
Editors Karsten Hinrichs, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn
PublisherSpringer
Pages47-59
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-642-40128-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40127-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Surface Sciences
PublisherSpringer
Volume52

Keywords

  • ellipsometry
  • BIOMOLECULES
  • DNA
  • DIAMOND
  • SILICON

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