We report on the innovative electrical detection of biological binding, based on a thin metal oxide (MOX) film as channel for a field effect transistor. The working principle relies on modulation of a MOX space charge region (SCR) instead of an enriched/depleted Si channel like in chem-FETs. The feasibility of the working principle was at first demonstrated by pH measurement in liquid. Afterwards we implemented a reliable protocol for the immobilization of ODNs and for the electrical detection of their hybridization. Work is in progress to scale MOX down to nanosized nanowire.
22 Oct 2006
SENSORS, 2006 IEEE