Synthetic Microstructures in Biological Research

  • Joel M. Schnur
  • Martin Peckerar
  • Helen M. Stratton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fabrication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Martin Peckerar, Milton Rebbert
      Pages 3-16
    3. Sek Wen Hui, Hao Yu, Zhenchun Xu, Robert Bittman
      Pages 17-27
    4. Musti Krishnasastry, Barbara Walker, Lynda Zorn, John Kasianowicz, Hagan Bayley
      Pages 41-51
    5. S. Seeger, K. Bierbaum, R. Dahint, C. L. Feng, M. Mantar, M. Grunze
      Pages 53-66
    6. Frances S. Ligler, Sina Y. Rabbany
      Pages 67-75
  3. Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
    2. V. M. Hallmark, S. Chiang, J. K. Brown, Ch. Wöll
      Pages 79-90
    3. Shawn Williams, Chris Jacobsen, Janos Kirz, Xiaodong Zhang
      Pages 109-119
    4. Taiji Furuno, Ayano Sato, Hiroyuki Sasabe
      Pages 121-129
    5. Antonio A. Garcia, Patrick Oden, Uwe Knipping, Gary Ostroff, Roberta Druyor
      Pages 131-144
  4. Biological Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-146
    2. F.-J. Schmitt, R. Blankenburg, L. Häußling, H. Ringsdorf, A. L. Weisenhorn, P. K. Hansma et al.
      Pages 147-162
    3. P. S. Stayton, J. M. Olinger, S. T. Wollman, E. M. Thurman, P. W. Bohn, S. G. Sligar
      Pages 163-170
    4. P. Christie, D. J. Ennis, V. R. DiLosa
      Pages 171-182
    5. Angelio T. Todorov, Alexander G. Petrov, Michael O. Brandt, Gilles Picard, Normand Denicourt, Janos H. Fendler
      Pages 183-190
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-200
    2. Lorna Breckenridge, Peter Clark, Patricia Connolly, Adam S. G. Curtis, Julian A. T. Dow, Richard Wilson et al.
      Pages 201-206
    3. Luis de Medinaceli, Richard Jed Wyatt
      Pages 233-242
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-249

About this book


The Third International Conference on Synthetic Microstructures in Biological Research (SMIBR) was held in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 9-12, 1991. This book represents the compilation of many of the papers and posters presented at the meeting. Publications resulting from previous SMIBR meetings held at Airlie House, Airlie, Virginia (March 24-26, 1986 and March 20-23, 1988) can be obtained from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Service Center (908­ 562-5418). The purpose of these conferences is to provide an interface between the engineering community and those at the cutting edge of biological and related material science. The overriding motive for assembling representatives from these diverse disciplines is clear. Engineers, even in 1986, could manipulate materials over dimensional scales on the order of those critical to biological systems. The devices that emerge from these manipulations could then be tailored to monitor system function more directly with significantly more localization than ever before. Thus, one important goal of the meetings is to provide the detailed specifications required for effective interfacing of devices with biological systems under investiga­ tion.


Monitor electron microscopy microscope microscopy neural network

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel M. Schnur
    • 1
  • Martin Peckerar
    • 2
  • Helen M. Stratton
  1. 1.Center for Bio/Molecular Science and EngineeringNaval Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Nanoelectronics Processing FacilityNaval Research LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information