The Solute-Exclusion Zone: A Promising Application for Mirofluidics
AbstractWhile unique phenomena exist at fluid-solid phase intersections, many interfacial phenomena manifest solely on limited scales—i.e., the nm-mm ranges—which stifles their application potential. Here, we constructed microfluidic chips that utilize the unique long-distance interface effects of the Solute-Exclusion Zone (EZ) phenomenon to mix, separate, and guide samples in desired directions within microfluidic channels. On our “EZ Chip”, we utilized the interfacial force generated by EZs to transport specimens across streamlines without the need of an off-chip power source. The advantages of easy-integration, low fabrication cost, and no off-chip energy input make the EZ suitable for independent, portable lab-on-chip system applications. View Full-Text
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Chen, C.-S.; Farr, E.; Anaya, J.M.; Chen, E.Y.-T.; Chin, W.-C. The Solute-Exclusion Zone: A Promising Application for Mirofluidics. Entropy 2015, 17, 1466-1476.
Chen C-S, Farr E, Anaya JM, Chen EY-T, Chin W-C. The Solute-Exclusion Zone: A Promising Application for Mirofluidics. Entropy. 2015; 17(3):1466-1476.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Chi-Shuo; Farr, Erik; Anaya, Jesse M.; Chen, Eric Y.-T.; Chin, Wei-Chun. 2015. "The Solute-Exclusion Zone: A Promising Application for Mirofluidics." Entropy 17, no. 3: 1466-1476.