- Conference date: 25–29 May 2010
- Location: Rostock, (Germany)
Rows of rectangular magnetic elements with different aspect ratio are encapsulated in polymer microcarriers to form a novel magnetic label, or tag, for multiplexed biological and chemical assays. We demonstrate that each tag can be encoded using an external magnetic field applied to the whole tag, which will allow for in‐flow writing, thanks to shape‐anisotropy controlled coercivity of the individual bits. This paper focuses on the fabrication of our 2nd generation tags, which facilitate optical trapping, do not require a sacrificial release layer, and the alignment procedure has been simplified to a single step. A new procedure is described for recovering a functional surface from fully cross‐linked SU‐8 via a cerium (IV) ammonium nitrate based chemical etch, and a novel method for releasing patterned photoresist from a bare Si wafer is discussed. In addition, a series of homobifunctional amine spacer compounds are compared as a method of increasing the binding efficiency of surface probe molecules.
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