Cell research with physically modified microfluidic channels: A review

Title
Cell research with physically modified microfluidic channels: A review
Authors
Kim, S.M.
Keywords
TOTAL ANALYSIS SYSTEMS, CULTURE ARRAY, POLYETHYLENE-GLYCOL
Issue Date
2008
Publisher
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Abstract
An overview of the use of physically modified microfluidic channels towards cell research is presented. The physical modification can be realized either by combining embedded physical micro/nanostructures or a topographically patterned substrate at the micro- or nanoscale inside a channel. After a brief description of the background and the importance of the physically modified microfluidic system, various fabrication methods are described based on the materials and geometries of physical structures and channels. Of many operational principles for microfluidics (electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical, and so on), this review primarily focuses on mechanical operation principles aided by structural modification of the channels. The mechanical forces are classified into (i) hydrodynamic, (ii) gravitational, (iii) capillary, (iv) wetting, and (v) adhesion forces. Throughout this review, we will specify examples where necessary and provide trends and future directions in the field.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/1853
ISSN
1473-0197
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College of Engineering(공과대학) > Mechanical Engineering(기계공학) > Journal Papers, Reports(기계공학 논문, 보고서)
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