Saturday, September 01, 2007
Kirbylab develops continuous-flow microdevice for sorting particles
The Cornell Micro/Nanofluidics group has developed a continuous-flow microdevice for sorting particles, as reported recently in Analytical Chemistry. This microdevice employs DC-biased AC fields combines with coherently patterned microdevices to manipulate particles according to their dielectrophoretic mobility. This device shows the potential to be used as a rapid screen to identify the electrical phenotype of mutated microbes. For more information, see our web pages on DEP and particle processing, or contact Ben Hawkins.