Design and fabrication using nanoimprint lithography of a nanofluidic device for DNA stretching applications

Author: E. Abad, S. Merino, A. Retolaza, A. Juarros. Date2008

In this work, we present the design and fabrication of a sealed micro/nanofluidic chip for DNA stretching applications, based on the use of the high-throughput nanoimprint lithography (NIL) technology combined with a conventional anodic bonding of the silicon base and Pyrex cover. 

Using the developed fabrication process sub-100 nm width nanochannelshave been obtained. The complete chip, including microchannels for fluid transport and nanochannels for DNA stretching and visualization has been fabricated and packaged to facilitate the contact with the macroscopic world.