Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 34(5), 547 (2018).

Regulating Detectable Optical Domain in Sensing Technology Using Metal Mesh Devices and Detection of Submicron-size Particles
Seiji KAMBA,* Hirokazu SETO,** Takashi KONDO,* and Yoshiko MIURA***
*Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 1-10-1 Higashikotari, Nagaokakyo 617-8555, Japan
**Department of Chemical Engineering, Fukuoka University, 8-19-1 Nanakuma, Jonan, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan
***Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
A metal mesh device has a structure in which through-holes of the same shape are periodically placed on a thin metal film, and the selection of such a structure makes it possible to sense objects of various sizes. In this study, we showed the structure of the metal mesh device and the relationship between the detectable optical domain and the size of the objects to be measured. In addition, from measurement of changes in electromagnetic wave transmission characteristics of the metal mesh device due to specific adsorption of particles with a mean diameter of 100 nm with surface modification with Streptavidin to a metal mesh device fixed with biotin, we showed that even large particles can be sensed. Based on these examinations, we showed that, by using a metal mesh device with detectable optical domain corresponding to the size of objects, even objects that are larger than protein can be sensed.