Fabrication of Bioelectronic Material

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Current fabrication methods of electronic or electroactive materials are inherently 2-D and involve expensive lithographic masks, complicated stamping, etc. Furthermore, current strategies have not proven useful for creating complex 3-D assemblies.

The use of direct-write lithography technique offers exceptional promise as a more direct assembly protocol for fabrication of functional bioelectronic elements. Soluble proteins are photo-crosslinked using multi-photon excitation (MPI). These photo-crosslinked structures are written using a mechanical xy stage to translate the laser beam across the coverslip. These structures can be created in various shapes including lines, boxes, and freestanding arcs.


  • Capable of fabricating complex submicron 3-D structures
  • Complex, multicomponent assemblies can be synthesized
  • Freeform fabrication


  • Direct-write lithography technique
  • Represents a strategy for microfabricating electronic and electroactive materials
  • Well-defined three-dimensional topographies retain specific and nonspecific binding capabilities

Market Potential/Applications

This technology has many potential applications within the billion-dollar electronic materials industry including companies involved in: 3-D lithography biosensors physiological monitors

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University of Texas,
Austin, USA
Website : www.otc.utexas.edu