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Electrowetting on Dielectric (EWOD) Using Graphene
WSU researchers have developed a method for electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD) using graphene; a transparent, flexible and stretchable nanomaterial. Reversible contact angle changes were observed on the Teflon-coated graphene electrode with both AC and DC voltages and experiments confirmed the graphene electrode has a higher capacitive impedance, ...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Materials, Microfluidics, Nanomaterials
Marangoni Optofluidic Tweezers (MOT)
There is currently a great deal of interest in using small droplets as containers for chemical reactions. Optical methods for droplet manipulation are attractive because they offer control without an on chip structure; however forces from optical tweezers tend to be in the pN range. Wayne State University researchers have developed a new m...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Amar Basu, Gopakumar Kamalakshakurup
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Category(s): MEMS, Microfluidics, Physical Sciences, Instrumentation, Optics & Photonics
Nano-beaker array formation process and its use for high-throughput loading and crystallization screening and other lab-on-the-chip applications
Wayne State University researchers have invented a novel process to make array patterns and its use for high-throughput screening of crystallization conditions, liquid solution applications, and other lab-on-the-chip applications. The formation process is a variation of ?particle lithography? in which microparticles such as polystyrene micro...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Guangzhao Mao, Daniel Sobczynski, Sunxi Wang, Eugene Xhahysa, Pedram Jahanian
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Physical Sciences, Microfluidics, MEMS, Life Science, Research tools, Other
Microfluidic Particle Concentration and Separator
Researchers at the Wayne State University Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) laboratory have developed a micro-scale concentrator and separator applicable to several microfluidic applications. Initially the device was developed to concentrate and separate bacteria from other impurities to test water quality however the micro separator...
Published: 5/11/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Auner, Chung-Chu Chen
Keywords(s): Biotechnology
Category(s): Physical Sciences, Microfluidics, MEMS