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2-D Analysis of Enhancement of Analytes Adsorption Due to Flow Stirring by Electrothermal Force in The Microcantilever Sensor

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2-D Analysis of Enhancement of Analytes Adsorption Due to Flow Stirring by Electrothermal Force in The Microcantilever Sensor
Ac electrokinetic flows are commonly used for manipulating micron-scale particles in a biosensor system. At the solid-liquid state there are two kinds of processes in the reaction between analytes and ligands: the mass transport process and the chemical reaction process. The mass transport process is related to convection and diffusion. Total or partial limit of mass transport would retard the diffusion from the bulk fluid to the interface of reaction. This effect decreases the possibility of adsorption of analyte and ligand because the chemical reaction is faster than the diffusion. In order to solve this problem, we apply an ac electric field to induce a vortex field by the electrothermal effect, which helps in increasing the rate of diffusion. By using the finite element analysis software, COMSOL MultiphysicsTM (COMSOL Ltd., Stockholm, Sweden), we optimized several parameters of the microelectrode structures with a simplified 2-D model.
Ming-Chih Wu, Jeng-Shian Chang, Chih-Kai Yang
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CORR
Authors Ming-Chih Wu, Jeng-Shian Chang, Chih-Kai Yang
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