Dielectrophoresis in microfluidics technology


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ÇETİN B., Li D.

ELECTROPHORESIS, vol.32, no.18, pp.2410-2427, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/elps.201100167
  • Title of Journal : ELECTROPHORESIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2410-2427
  • Keywords: Dielectrophoresis, Lab-on-a-chip, Microfluidics, Particle manipulation, CONTINUOUS PARTICLE SEPARATION, INSULATOR-BASED DIELECTROPHORESIS, MAXWELL STRESS TENSOR, A-CHIP DEVICE, CELL-SEPARATION, FREQUENCY DIELECTROPHORESIS, ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES, DIELECTRIC-PROPERTIES, SIDEWALL ELECTRODES, CARBON NANOTUBES

Abstract

Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is the movement of a particle in a non-uniform electric field due to the interaction of the particle's dipole and spatial gradient of the electric field. DEP is a subtle solution to manipulate particles and cells at microscale due to its favorable scaling for the reduced size of the system. DEP has been utilized for many applications in microfluidic systems. In this review, a detailed analysis of the modeling of DEP-based manipulation of the particles is provided, and the recent applications regarding the particle manipulation in microfluidic systems (mainly the published works between 2007 and 2010) are presented.