P1MM.3 - Solution-Gated Graphene FET DNA sensor for using unique coplanar gate structure integrated in the microfluidic chip

17th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors - IMCS 2018
2018-07-15 - 2018-07-19
Vienna, Austria
P-1 - Microfluidics and MEMS for Sensing
H. Kim, J. Lee, A. Schuck, Y. Kim - School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Gyeonggi (South Korea)
568 - 569


In this work, we have developed a solution-gated graphene field effect transistors (SGGFETs) for sensing single-stranded DNA by unique coplanar gate structure design. Coplanar electrodes and graphene active layer are all exposed outside the plane to integrate with microfluidic chip. Integrating the microfluidic into the FETs, a certain amount and path of the DNA solution can be controlled optionally by microfluidic channel. [1] The probe DNA (10 μM) was injected through the microfluidic channel and immobilization directly onto non-treated chemical vapor deposition (CVD) graphene. The Dirac point was shifted to the positive direction (130 mV ~ 160 mV) after probe DNA immobilization. After the target DNA hybrid with probe DNA in different concentration (10 μM ~ 100 pM), Dirac point shift negative direction. However, Dirac point was not shift with non-complementary DNA. In recent study, positive shift of Dirac point after probe DNA immobilization indicates an p-doping effect, the increases of hole carrier concentration in graphene is dominated by positive charges. In contrast, hybridization of complementary DNA cause n-doping, that the nucleosides adhered to graphene play a key role in the negative shift of Dirac point. [2] The complementary DNA (100 pM) without any surface treatment on CVD graphene was confirmed as the limit of detection. For the observation of the hybridized target DNA, further interacted with green dye produced green fluorescence upon exposure.