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Method and apparatus for detecting an analyte

United States Patent

November 29, 2011
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We describe the use of coordination polymers (CP) as coatings on microcantilevers for the detection of chemical analytes. CP exhibit changes in unit cell parameters upon adsorption of analytes, which will induce a stress in a static microcantilever upon which a CP layer is deposited. We also describe fabrication methods for depositing CP layers on surfaces.
Allendorf; Mark D. (Pleasanton, CA), Hesketh; Peter J. (Atlanta, GA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
12/ 137,635
June 12, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The United States Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the to right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation.