Arrayed lipid bilayer chamber system (ALBiC).
(a) Schematic image of fabricated nano-device containing ~10,000 arrays of hydrophilic/hydrophobic structures (diameter, 3.0 μm; height, 30–471 nm). (b) Atomic force microscopy (AFM) image of three different fabricated structures. The heights of the chambers are 30 ± 5 nm, 116 ± 13 nm and 471 ± 42 nm as measured by 3D laser scanning microscopy, atomic force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The scale bar represents 1 μm. (c) Schematic of the process for formation of lipid bilayer membranes on the nano-device.