A laser induced plasma vaporization and ionization technique is proposed for electric field assisted deposition of proteins. Experiments were carried out depositing thick layers of lysozyme on metal, creating submillimeter patterns. The enzymatic activity of horseradish peroxidase deposited by this method was tested, together with that of the enzyme laccase from a micro-organism. The applicability of this method to the construction of nanometric patterns for bioelectronic purposes is discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)