Application of Vertical Electrodes in Microfluidic Channels for Impedance Analysis
AbstractThis paper presents a microfluidic device with electroplated vertical electrodes in the side walls for impedance measurement. Based on the proposed device, the impedance of NaCl solutions with different concentrations and polystyrene microspheres with different sizes was measured and analyzed. The electroplating and SU-8-PDMS (SU-8-poly(dimethylsiloxane)) bonding technologies were firstly integrated for the fabrication of the proposed microfluidic device, resulting in a tightly three-dimensional structure for practical application. The magnitude of impedance of the tested solutions in the frequency range of 1 Hz to 100 kHz was analyzed by the Zennium electrochemical workstation. The results show that the newly designed microfluidic device has potential for impedance analysis with the advantages of ease of fabrication and the integration of 3D electrodes in the side walls. The newly designed impedance sensor can distinguish different concentrations of polystyrene microspheres and may have potential for cell counting in biological areas. By integrating with other techniques such as dielectrophoresis (DEP) and biological recognition technology, the proposed device may have potential for the assay to identify foodborne pathogen bacteria. View Full-Text
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Li, Q.; Yuan, Y.J. Application of Vertical Electrodes in Microfluidic Channels for Impedance Analysis. Micromachines 2016, 7, 96.
Li Q, Yuan YJ. Application of Vertical Electrodes in Microfluidic Channels for Impedance Analysis. Micromachines. 2016; 7(6):96.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Qiang; Yuan, Yong J. 2016. "Application of Vertical Electrodes in Microfluidic Channels for Impedance Analysis." Micromachines 7, no. 6: 96.
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