The rapid electrokinetic patterning (REP) technique developed recently is a hybrid optoelectrokinetic one that manipulates micro- or nanocolloids in a microfluidic chip using the simultaneous application of a uniform ac electric field and laser illumination. Since its invention, the technique has been applied to many research fields with promising potential, but these applications are still in their early stages. In order to effectively complete and leverage the applications, this paper reviews the publications concerning the REP technique and discusses its underlying principles, applications, and future prospects.
Towards New Methodologies for Manipulation of Colloidal Particles in a Miniaturized Fluidic Device: Optoelectrokinetic Manipulation Technique
Manuscript received August 9, 2012; final manuscript received December 12, 2012; published online March 19, 2013. Assoc. Editor: David Sinton.
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Kwon, J., and Wereley, S. T. (March 19, 2013). "Towards New Methodologies for Manipulation of Colloidal Particles in a Miniaturized Fluidic Device: Optoelectrokinetic Manipulation Technique." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. February 2013; 135(2): 021306. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4023451
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