Plasmonic Resonator

Integrated microstructures for label-free monitoring of membrane protein conformations by plasmon-enhanced THz spectroscopy

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Terahertz measurement setup measuring the resonant feature of semiconductor plasmonic resonator
Terahertz measurement setup measuring the resonant feature of semiconductor plasmonic resonator

This project is dedicated towards developing a semiconductor based plasmonic sensor platform in the frequency range of sub THz to Far Infrared range, for detection of protein conformations. By an interdisciplinary approach between membrane biology, computational physics and Si engineering, the project targets to set up a high performance, cost-effective THz in vitro membrane protein sensor platform based on Si CMOS compatible, resonant THz near field electronics.

Project Leaders:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schroeder – IHP Microelectronics, Department of Material Research

Prof. Dr. Bernd Witzigmann – University of Kassel, CEP group

Prof. Dr. Jacob Piehler – University of Osnabrück, Division of Biophysics

Research Group:

Dr. Ing. Subhajit Guha – IHP Microelectronics
MSc. Marcin Kazmierczak – IHP Microelectronics
MSc. Maximilan Bettenhausen – University of Kassel
MSc. Julia Flesch – University of Osnabrück
Dr. Changjang You – University of Osnabrück

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