Magnetophoretic and Dielectrophoretic Actuations Coupled with Diamagnetic Trapping in Air and Liquids
We have previously developed microsystems for contactless handling of diamagnetic bodies in air and liquids. Magnetic levitation of droplets, particles and cells is achieved by specific configurations of microscale permanent magnet devices. In this work, two new actuation technologies are presented, which could both guide particles and solve some of the current limitations of dielectrophoresis (DEP). Dielectrophoretic and magnetophoretic actuations are combined with diamagnetic levitation to move and position micro-particles along linear magnetostatic traps. Interestingly, magnetic levitation combined with magnetophoresis appears relevant for the actuation of particles in air. In low conductive solvents, travelling wave dielectrophoresis coupled to diamagnetic levitation is also enhanced.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-06-01
More about this publication?
- The growing interest and activity in the field of sensor technologies requires a forum for rapid dissemination of important results: Sensor Letters is that forum. Sensor Letters offers scientists, engineers and medical experts timely, peer-reviewed research on sensor science and technology of the highest quality. Sensor Letters publish original rapid communications, full papers and timely state-of-the-art reviews encompassing the fundamental and applied research on sensor science and technology in all fields of science, engineering, and medicine. Highest priority will be given to short communications reporting important new scientific and technological findings.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites