THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPERSIBLE NANORESONATOR STRUCTURE FOR BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF


A three-dimensional nanoresonator structure is described, comprising a stack of laterally confined layers including at least a first layer and a second layer of different conductive materials between which a dielectric layer is interposed, which have at least one respective accessible surface area exposed to an environment in which the structure is immersed. A plurality of three-dimensional nanoresonators dispersible in an environment is realized starting from an array of nanoresonators anchored to a sacrificial substrate, which are subsequently separated from the substrate and conjugated with a chemical agent to facilitate the formation of a stable colloidal suspension of nanoresonators in a liquid medium.

Application number:  IT TO2013A000001;   EP2941639A1;   US9365420B2;   WO/2014/106808

YEAR: 2012

APPLICATIONS

  • The three-dimensional nano-resonators conceived are similar to functionalized nano-antennas resonating in the infrared spectral range; they can be applied in biological, medical and environmental fields.
  • The functionalization of the nano-antennas takes place chemically, making the exposed surface sensitive to interactions with the surrounding environment.

INVENTORS

  • Alessandro TREDICUCCI
  • Pasqualantonio PINGUE
  • Adriano BONI
  • Fabio RECCHIA
  • Vito CLERICO’
  • Angelo BIFONE

PATENT OWNERSHIP

  • National Research Council (Italy) (10%)
  • Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy) (10%)
  • Italian Institute of Technology (Italy) (70%)
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) (10%)

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