AC electrokinetics: Applications for nanotechnology

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The phenomena of dielectrophoresis and electrorotation, collectively referred to as AC electrokinetics, have been used for many years to study, manipulate and separate particles on the cellular (1 μm or more) scale. However, the technique has much to offer the expanding field of nanotechnology, that is the precise manipulation of particles on the nanometre scale. In this paper we present the principles of AC electrokinetics for particle manipulation, review the current state of AC electrokinetic techniques for the manipulation of particles on the nanometre scale, and consider how these principles may be applied to nanotechnology.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2000
Event7th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology - Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Duration: 15 Oct 199917 Oct 1999


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