Modeling of Dielectrophoresis for Handling Bioparticles in Microdevices

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Dielectrophoresis can be used to trap and position bioparticles efficiently and sucessfully in BioMEMS devices. This paper present a computational model to simulate this process. In particular, the model will solve for electric potential distribution, bioparticle movement in a Lagrangian frame, Joule heating, and medium flow due to electrothermal effects. As an illustration, the model was used to simulate a cell trapping process in a three-dimensional chamber.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: March 7, 2004
Pages: 201 - 204
Industry sectors: Medical & Biotech | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topicss: Biomaterials, Chemical, Physical & Bio-Sensors
ISBN: 0-9728422-7-6