Microfluidics and small volume mixing based on redox magnetohydrodynamics methods

by Fritsch, Ingrid; Carter, Christopher S.; Aguilar, Zoraida P.

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Microfluidic channels utilizing magnetohydrodynamics are used to pump very small volumes of solution. The channels have electrodes along the walls of the channel, and a current carrying species within the solution carries the current through the solution. The electric field generated by the use of the current carrying species is perpendicular to a magnetic field applied to the channel. The combination of the electric and magnetic fields causes the solution to flow through the channel.

Patent Number
US6733244
Publication Year
2004
URL
http://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/138