Deformability-Based Electrokinetic Particle Separation
AbstractDeformability is an effective property that can be used in the separation of colloidal particles and cells. In this study, a microfluidic device is proposed and tested numerically for the sorting of deformable particles of various degrees. The separation process is numerically investigated by a direct numerical simulation of the fluid–particle–electric field interactions with an arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian finite-element method. The separation performance is investigated with the shear modulus of particles, the strength of the applied electric field, and the design of the contracted microfluidic devices as the main parameters. The results show that the particles with different shear moduli take different shapes and trajectories when passing through a microchannel contraction, enabling the separation of particles based on their difference in deformability. View Full-Text
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Zhou, T.; Yeh, L.-H.; Li, F.-C.; Mauroy, B.; Joo, S.W. Deformability-Based Electrokinetic Particle Separation. Micromachines 2016, 7, 170.
Zhou T, Yeh L-H, Li F-C, Mauroy B, Joo SW. Deformability-Based Electrokinetic Particle Separation. Micromachines. 2016; 7(9):170.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Teng; Yeh, Li-Hsien; Li, Feng-Chen; Mauroy, Benjamin; Joo, Sang W. 2016. "Deformability-Based Electrokinetic Particle Separation." Micromachines 7, no. 9: 170.
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