Nanotech 2004 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Bio Micro Sensors and Systems Chapter 6

Modeling of Dielectrophoresis for Handling Bioparticles in Microdevices

Authors: G.F. Yao

Affilation: Flow Science Inc., United States

Pages: 201 - 204

Keywords: dielectrophoresis, cell trapping, Joule heating

Dielectrophoresis can be used to trap and position bioparticles efficiently and sucessfully in BioMEMS devices. This paper present a computational model to simulate this process. In particular, the model will solve for electric potential distribution, bioparticle movement in a Lagrangian frame, Joule heating, and medium flow due to electrothermal effects. As an illustration, the model was used to simulate a cell trapping process in a three-dimensional chamber.

ISBN: 0-9728422-7-6
Pages: 521
Hardcopy: $79.95

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