Micro-patterning of proteins has been attracted much attention as a potential technique to realize bio-microdevice. In this work, as a new method to realize non-destructive micro-patterning of proteins, laser transfer printing for a μm-sized protein crystal was developed by utilizing focused femtosecond laser. The micro-patterning was performed to transfer the protein crystal which was adhered on a source substrate to a target substrate which was underlaid on the source substrate. An 800-nm femtosecond laser was focused in a water between the source and target substrates on an inverted microscope with a 100x objective lens. When the laser focal point was scanned at the position with distance of a few μm far from the source substrate, the protein crystals were detached by a shockwave and cavitation bubble generation at the circumstance of the focal point and transferred to the target substrate forming a line pattern. The line width of the protein crystal was a few tens μm with the scanning speed of 90 μm/sec. Furthermore, multi-patterning of several kinds of protein crystals was realized by this method. The pattering resolution is comparable or better than that by another multi-material transfer printing, such as ink jet printing, micro-printing, and laser direct writing.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - 1 May 2006|
|Event||Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VI - San Jose, CA, United States|
Duration: 17 Jan 2006 → 19 Jan 2006
- Animal cell
- Femtosecond laser ablation
- Laser transfer printing