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Lab Chip. 2014 Aug 7;14(15):2605-9. doi: 10.1039/c4lc00078a. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

Generating electric fields in PDMS microfluidic devices with salt water electrodes.

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Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA. adam.abate@ucsf.edu.

Abstract

Droplet merging and sorting in microfluidic devices usually rely on electric fields generated by solid metal electrodes. We show that simpler and more reliable salt water electrodes, despite their lower conductivity, can perform the same droplet manipulations at the same voltages.

PMID:
24671446
PMCID:
PMC4079735
DOI:
10.1039/c4lc00078a
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