Towards simultaneous electrical and optical investigation of BLMS using a novel microfluidic device

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Abstract

We firstly describe the influence of the phospholipid (PL) composition of bilayer lipid membrane on their electrical properties: (i) the more unsaturations in the tail, the earlier the BLM breakdown and (ii) the bulkier the head group, the less stable the membrane. Secondly, we design and fabricate novel devices that couple such electri-cal characterization to optical investigation and that enable the preparation of asym-metrical membranes: a “macro��? device including a drilled PMMA plate as well as microfluidic device consisting of a glass-teflon foil-glass sandwich.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
EditorsL.E. Locascio, M. Gaitan, B.M. Paegel, D.J. Ross, W.N. Vreeland
Place of PublicationSan Diego
PublisherChemical and Biological Micro Systems Society
Pages194-196
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-9798064-1-4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2008
Event12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2008 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 200816 Oct 2008
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameMicro Total Analysis Systems
PublisherChemical and Biological Micro Systems Society
Number412
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1556-5890

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2008
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/10/0816/10/08

Keywords

  • BIOS-Micro/nanofluidics
  • Electrical properties
  • membrane composition
  • METIS-255464
  • IR-65349
  • BLMs
  • Asymmetry
  • EWI-14977

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