By Hywel Morgan, Nicolas G. Green

ISBN-10: 0585489491

ISBN-13: 9780585489490

Biologists, physicists and engineers are operating jointly to make ever-smaller units able to learning the houses of tiny organic debris. utilizing nano-electrodes, encapsulated in a tool with dimensions of some hundred millionths of a meter, it really is now attainable to control and seize unmarried nano-scale organic debris reminiscent of an epidemic. The accurately managed electrical fields generated in the machine can be utilized to seize unmarried debris in field-cages or separate various viruses from one another, for instance.

This booklet is an advent to the technology in the back of the recent know-how, and explains how the electrical box interacts with the debris. It describes how those micro-systems are synthetic and the way they're used to review homes of the debris. The authors provide a finished therapy of the underlying rules and governing concept for the AC electrokinetic habit of debris, evaluation the present state-of-the-art in AC electrokinetic manipulation and characterization of debris, and supply chapters on simulation, machine layout and fabrication.

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Koizumi N. and Irimajiri A. A method for determining the dielectric constant and the conductivity of membrane-bounded particles of biological relevance Biophys. Struct. Mechanisms 1 285-294 (1975). Hanai T. and Koizumi N. Numerical estimation in a theory of interfacial polarization developed for dipserse systems in higher concentration Bull. Inst. Chem. Res. Kyoto Univ. 54 248-254 (1976). , Asami K. and Koizumi N. Dielectric theory of concentrated suspensions of shell-spheres in particular reference to the analysis of biological cell suspensions Bull.

If the electric field is more or less uniform across the particle. 4. 0 1 10 10 3 10 5 10 7 10 9 Frequency (Hz) Fig. 5 The frequency variation of the real (solid line) and imaginary (dotted line) parts of the Clausius-Mossotti factor for a latex sphere, with σ p >> σ m and ε p << ε m . 2 The effective dipole moment of an ellipsoidal particle The more general case of an ellipsoidal particle is also relevant since many particles are not spherical. g. Jones 1995; Stratton 1941). 6 where the half lengths of the major axes are a1 , a2 and a3 .

9) Morgan and Green: AC electrokinetics 18 where q is the charge on the electron, µ is the mobility of the charge in the electric field (in units of m2 V−1 s−1), and n is the number density of charge (m−3). 10) ∂ρ = 0 and therefore ∇ ⋅ J = 0 . 2 Dipoles The electrical dipole is formed from a simple distribution of charges and is fundamental to many aspects of electromagnetics, including AC electrokinetics. 3. As described in Chapter One, in particle AC electrokinetics a dipole moment forms due to the action of a field on a polarisable particle.

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