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Applications of Micro/Nanoparticles in Microfluidic Sensors: A Review
AbstractThis paper reviews the applications of micro/nanoparticles in microfluidics device fabrication and analytical processing. In general, researchers have focused on two properties of particles—electric behavior and magnetic behavior. The applications of micro/nanoparticles could be summarized on the chip fabrication level and on the processing level. In the fabrication of microfluidic chips (chip fabrication level), particles are good additives in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to prepare conductive or magnetic composites which have wide applications in sensors, valves and actuators. On the other hand, particles could be manipulated according to their electric and magnetic properties under external electric and magnetic fields when they are travelling in microchannels (processing level). Researchers have made a great progress in preparing modified PDMS and investigating the behaviors of particles in microchannels. This article attempts to present a discussion on the basis of particles applications in microfluidics.
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Jiang, Y.; Wang, H.; Li, S.; Wen, W. Applications of Micro/Nanoparticles in Microfluidic Sensors: A Review. Sensors 2014, 14, 6952-6964.View more citation formats
Jiang Y, Wang H, Li S, Wen W. Applications of Micro/Nanoparticles in Microfluidic Sensors: A Review. Sensors. 2014; 14(4):6952-6964.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jiang, Yusheng; Wang, Hui; Li, Shunbo; Wen, Weijia. 2014. "Applications of Micro/Nanoparticles in Microfluidic Sensors: A Review." Sensors 14, no. 4: 6952-6964.