dielectrophoresis


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dielectrophoresis

[¦dī·ə‚lek·trō·fə′rē·səs]
(physical chemistry)
The ability of an uncharged material to move when subjected to an electric field.
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Dielectrophoresis is a phenomenon in which a spatially non-uniform electric field exerts a net force on the field-induced dipole of an uncharged particle.
What are the main applications of dielectrophoresis in research and industry?
Anderson, which specializes in designing and delivering a new class of medical analyzers based on dielectrophoresis platform technology.
Dielectrophoresis manipulates and separates cells, beads or nanoparticles by means of inhomogeneous electric fields that can be produced with electrodes of specific shapes [46,47].
They then switch focus to nonequilibrium electrokinetic phenomena in chapters discussing field-induced dielectric polarization, field-induced double layer polarization, dielectrophoresis, and electrorotation.
Manipulations of single nanoscopic objects (1-30 nanometers) by surface tunneling microscopy, spontaneous self-assembly and dielectrophoresis are the only available approaches for building functional devices using nanosized metals," write Nicolais and Carotenuto of The Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials at the National Research Council in Naples, Italy.
Other means to achieve concentration are the use of dielectrophoresis, immuno-affinity columns, filtration, centrifugation, and designing special features into micro fabricated devices.
Abstract: The authors demonstrate 3-D directed assembly of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) into porous alumina nanotemplates on silicon substrates by means of electrophoresis and dielectrophoresis at ambient temperatures.
10) The most widely reported method for producing pearl-chain formations are dielectrophoresis and other electrostatic techniques.
Dielectrophoresis is a phenomenon of the movement of particles in a non-uniform electric field [1] with the advantage that it can be used for polarizable particle separations and characterizations.