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Single cell penetration using nano-pipette by E-SEM nanorobotic manipulation system

Shen, Yajing and Nakajima, Masahiro and Ahmad, Mohd. Ridzuan and Fukuda, Toshio and Kojima, Seji and Homma, Michio (2009) Single cell penetration using nano-pipette by E-SEM nanorobotic manipulation system. In: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (IEEE ICMA 2009), 2009, Changchun, China.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2009.5245024


We performed in situ penetration of single wild-type yeast cell (W303) using nano-pipette inside an environmental scanning electron microscope (E-SEM). An E-SEM nanorobotic manipulator has been constructed with three units and seven degrees of freedom (DOFs) in total. Micro pulling and FIB etching were used to control the tip size of nano-pipette accurately. Cells were fixed on the cooling stage in a perpendicular direction with the nano-pipette. Nano-pipette was assembled on the nanomanipulator to apply penetration force on a single cell. The E-SEM can provide the real-time observation with nanoscale resolution during the experiment. Materials of pipette, translational speed, and tip diameter were three important factors to the successful penetration of yeast cell. We discussed these factors and pointed out the suitable parameters for yeast penetration.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:15745
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:07 Oct 2011 10:00
Last Modified:11 Oct 2017 01:40

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