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Title: Methods for forming small-volume electrical contacts and material manipulations with fluid microchannels

Abstract

A microfabricated device employing a bridging membrane and methods for electrokinetic transport of a liquid phase biological or chemical material using the same are described. The bridging membrane is deployed in or adjacent to a microchannel and permits either ionic current flow or the transport of gas species, while inhibiting the bulk flow of material. The use of bridging membranes in accordance with this invention is applicable to a variety of processes, including electrokinetically induced pressure flow in a region of a microchannel that is not influenced by an electric field, sample concentration enhancement and injection, as well as improving the analysis of materials where it is desired to eliminate electrophoretic bias. Other applications of the bridging membranes according to this invention include the separation of species from a sample material, valving of fluids in a microchannel network, mixing of different materials in a microchannel, and the pumping of fluids.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Oak Ridge, TN
  3. Lancing, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034113
Patent Number(s):
8083915
Application Number:
11/875,031
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge TN, unknown)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01L - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Jacobson, Stephen C, Ramsey, J Michael, Culbertson, Christopher T, Whitten, William B, and Foote, Robert S. Methods for forming small-volume electrical contacts and material manipulations with fluid microchannels. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Jacobson, Stephen C, Ramsey, J Michael, Culbertson, Christopher T, Whitten, William B, & Foote, Robert S. Methods for forming small-volume electrical contacts and material manipulations with fluid microchannels. United States.
Jacobson, Stephen C, Ramsey, J Michael, Culbertson, Christopher T, Whitten, William B, and Foote, Robert S. Tue . "Methods for forming small-volume electrical contacts and material manipulations with fluid microchannels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034113.
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abstractNote = {A microfabricated device employing a bridging membrane and methods for electrokinetic transport of a liquid phase biological or chemical material using the same are described. The bridging membrane is deployed in or adjacent to a microchannel and permits either ionic current flow or the transport of gas species, while inhibiting the bulk flow of material. The use of bridging membranes in accordance with this invention is applicable to a variety of processes, including electrokinetically induced pressure flow in a region of a microchannel that is not influenced by an electric field, sample concentration enhancement and injection, as well as improving the analysis of materials where it is desired to eliminate electrophoretic bias. Other applications of the bridging membranes according to this invention include the separation of species from a sample material, valving of fluids in a microchannel network, mixing of different materials in a microchannel, and the pumping of fluids.},
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Electrokinetic Flow in a Narrow Cylindrical Capillary
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Development and analytical performance of tubular polymer membrane electrode-based carbon dioxide catheters
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Rapid Prototyping of Microfluidic Systems in Poly(dimethylsiloxane)
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