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Hybrid opto-electric manipulation in microfluidics-opportunities and challenges
Lab on a Chip
  • Aloke Kumar, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Stuart J. Williams, University of Louisville
  • Han-Sheng Chuang, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicolas G. Green, University of Southhampton
  • Steven T. Wereley, Birck Nanotechnology Center - Purdue University
Abstract
Hybrid opto-electric manipulation in microfluidics/nanofluidics refers to a set of methodologies employing optical modulation of electrokinetic schemes to achieve particle or fluid manipulation at the micro-and nano-scale. Over the last decade, a set of methodologies, which differ in their modulation strategy and/or the length scale of operation, have emerged. These techniques offer new opportunities with their dynamic nature, and their ability for parallel operation has created novel applications and devices. Hybrid opto-electric techniques have been utilized to manipulate objects ranging in diversity from millimetre-sized droplets to nano-particles. This review article discusses the underlying principles, applications and future perspectives of various hybrid opto-electric techniques that have emerged over the last decade under a unified umbrella.
Keywords
  • INDUCED FLUID-FLOW; FREQUENCY DIELECTRIC DISPERSION; ELECTROPHORETIC DEPOSITION; OPTOELECTRONIC TWEEZERS; COLLOIDAL PARTICLES; DYNAMIC MANIPULATION; ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION; SINGLE CELLS; ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC FLOW; LATEX SPHERES
Date of this Version
1-1-2011
DOI
10.1039/c1lc20208a
Citation
Aloke Kumar, Stuart J. Williams, Han-Sheng Chuang, Nicolas G. Green, Steven T. Wereley. Hybrid opto-electric manipulation in microfluidics—opportunities and challenges. Lab Chip, 2011,11, 2135-2148
Citation Information
Aloke Kumar, Stuart J. Williams, Han-Sheng Chuang, Nicolas G. Green, et al.. "Hybrid opto-electric manipulation in microfluidics-opportunities and challenges" Lab on a Chip (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aloke_kumar/4/