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New Insight on Bio-sensing by Nano-fabricated Memristors

  • Davide Sacchetto
  • Marie-Agnès Doucey
  • Giovanni De Micheli
  • Yusuf Leblebici
  • Sandro Carrara


We report here on a new insight for bio-sensing based on the memristive effect of functionalized Schottky-barrier memristive silicon nanowire in dry environment. The device concept is discussed. Electrical measurements confirm the bio-detection by the narrowing of the memristive I ds − V ds hysteresis upon interaction of antigen with antibody-functionalized nanowire.


Memristive Ambipolar Sensor FET Schottky barrier Antibody Antigen interaction 



The authors would like to acknowledge Pietro Delmastro and Ioannis Xenarios for assistance in the fabrication and stimulating discussion, respectively. This work has been partially supported by the Swiss NSF grant no. 200021-122168, Swiss NSF grant no. 200021-132539, Nano-Tera grant no. 20NA21-128841 and Nano-Tera grant no. 20NA21-128840.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Sacchetto
    • 1
  • Marie-Agnès Doucey
    • 1
  • Giovanni De Micheli
    • 1
  • Yusuf Leblebici
    • 1
  • Sandro Carrara
    • 1
  1. 1.EPFL IC ISIM LSI1 INF 338 (Bâtiment INF)LausanneSwitzerland

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