Separation and manipulation of micro-particles using optical images on flexible polymer devices

Shu Ju Lin, Wei Wang, Yen Heng Lin, Bo Chun Yeh, Tzung Fang Guo, Gwo Bin Lee

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Abstract

This paper reports an innovative approach for the manipulation of micro-particles utilizing optically-induced dielectrophoresis (ODEP), which was generated by a flexible polymer-based substrate for biomedical applications. The ODEP platform fabricated on a thin-film polymer-based substrate has been reported as a promising technique for particle/cell manipulation. Without using sophisticate and high-temperature thin-film process, the entire fabrication process can be performed at low-temperature and completed in a shorter period of time when compared with the fabrication process of amorphous silicon. In this study, we fabricated the ODEP device on a flexible substrate, which may further extend its practical applications. In addition, the rapid separation of micro-particles can be realized with the incorporation of gravity effect utilizing the arch-shaped flexible substrate. More importantly, the fabrication process was compatible with the roll-to-roll process such that large-area, flexible polymer substrates can be adopted for further applications such as concentration, transportation and separation of micro-particles/cells. The novel fabrication process using the flexible substrate may provide a promising and cost-effective approach for mass-production of the ODEP devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
Pages1181-1184
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 13
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2011 Jan 232011 Jan 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period11-01-2311-01-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lin, S. J., Wang, W., Lin, Y. H., Yeh, B. C., Guo, T. F., & Lee, G. B. (2011). Separation and manipulation of micro-particles using optical images on flexible polymer devices. In 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 (pp. 1181-1184). [5734642] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2011.5734642