Theme: Micro- and nanofluidics

Graphene based nanofluidic devices

Graphene-based nanofluidic devices

Graphene sheets suspended on porous silicon nitride membranes have attractive properties for applications such as DNA sequencing, protein sensing and desalination. In this project the properties of the suspended graphene system are being investigated using innovative electrochemical probing techniques in combination with in-liquid AFM. The purpose is to develop new actuation methods of the system, leading to novel applications in microfluidic systems. The project is a cooperation with prof. Yanbo Xie in Nortwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an, China, in the joint NPU-BIOS laboratory LONI.


Prof. dr. Jan Eijkel

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