Optically induced electrokinetic patterning and manipulation of particles
Date of this Version9-2009
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The ability to easily and dynamically control fluid mo- tion as well as manipulate particles in suspension is impor- tant for the development and characterization of a variety of lab-on-a-chip processes. Recently, we have introduced an op- tically induced electrokinetic technique termed rapid electro- kinetic patterning (REP) that can rapidly concentrate, trans- late, and pattern colloids of many different sizes and compositions. We have tested polystyrene, latex, and silica beads in sizes ranging from 49 nm to 3.0 um.1,2
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