Rad MA1, Tijjani AS2, Ahmad MR3, Auwal SM4.
Sensors (Basel). 2016 Dec 23;17(1). pii: E14. doi: 10.3390/s17010014.This paper proposes a new technique for real-time single cell stiffness measurement using lead zirconate titanate (PZT)-integrated buckling nanoneedles. The PZT and the buckling part of the nanoneedle have been modelled and validated using the ABAQUS software. The two parts are integrated together to function as a single unit. After calibration, the stiffness, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio and sensitivity of the PZT-integrated buckling nanoneedle have been determined to be 0. Read More