Bimorph ferroelectric microcantilevers are fabricated at the locations of the interdomain walls of inversely poled lithium niobate. The cantilevers are excited via the piezoelectric effect using a rf voltage and the natural vibrations are observed via optical detection. The self-assembling layers of two different silanes are chemically deposited on the microcantilevers. The presence of the silane layers is detected by two independent methods: optical detection of a low frequency shift of cantilever natural vibrations and the analysis of Raman spectral lines from the Silane layers. Possible applications include smart biosensors in real time domains.

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