We demonstrated control and detection of UV-induced 3- aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) polarization using silicon nanowire field-effect transistors made by top-down lithograph technology. The electric dipole moment in APTES films induced by UV-illumination was shown to produce negative effective charges. When individual dipoles were aligned with an externally applied electric field, the collective polarization can prevail over the UV-induced charges in the wires and give rise to an abnormal resistance enhancement in n-type wires. Real-time detection of hybridization of 15-mer poly-T/poly-A DNA molecules was performed, and the amount of hybridization-induced charges in the silicon wire was estimated. Based on these results, detection sensitivity of the wire sensors was discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering