Journal article

Unconventional acoustic approaches for localized and designed micromanipulation

Kirill Kolesnik, Mingxin Xu, Peter VS Lee, Vijay Rajagopal, David J Collins

LAB ON A CHIP | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Acoustic fields are ideal for micromanipulation, being biocompatible and with force gradients approaching the scale of single cells. They have accordingly found use in a variety of microfluidic devices, including for microscale patterning, separation, and mixing. The bulk of work in acoustofluidics has been predicated on the formation of standing waves that form periodic nodal positions along which suspended particles and cells are aligned. An evolving range of applications, however, requires more targeted micromanipulation to create unique patterns and effects. To this end, recent work has made important advances in improving the flexibility with which acoustic fields can be applied, impres..

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