We propose an alternate fabrication technique of microchannel resonators based on an assembly method of three separate parts to form a microchannel resonator on a chip. The capability of the assembled microchannel resonator to detect mass is confirmed by injecting two liquids with different densities. The experimental and theoretical values of the resonator frequency shift are in agreement with each other, which confirms the consistency of the device. The noise level of the device is estimated from the Allan variance plot, so the minimum detectable mass of 230 fg after 16 s of operation is expected. By considering the time of the practical application of 1 ms, it is found that a detectable mass of around 8.51 pg is estimated, which is applicable for detecting flowing microparticles. The sub-pico to a few picogram levels of detection will be applicable for the mass analysis of flowing microparticles such as single cells and will be greatly beneficial for many fields such as chemistry, medicine, biology, and single-cell analysis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry