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Computer simulations are used to study electrokinetic injections on microfluidic devices (microchips). The gated and pinched injection techniques are considered. Each injection technique uses a unique sequence of steps with different electric field distributions and field magnitudes in the channels to effectuate a virtual valve. The goal of these computer(More)
The theory behind and operation of an electroosmotically induced hydraulic pump for microfluidic devices is reported. This microchip functional element consists of a tee intersection with one inlet channel and two outlet channels. The inlet channel is maintained at high voltage while one outlet channel is kept at ground and the other channel has no electric(More)
Highly peaked density and pressure profiles in a new operating regime have been observed on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The qprofile has a region of reversed magnetic shear extending from the magnetic axis to r / u 0.3-0.4. The central electron density rises from 0.45 x lo2’ m-3 to nearly 1.2 x lo2’ m-’ during neutral beam injection. The(More)
A cold-cathode electron impact ionization source based on field emission from an array of diamond-coated silicon whiskers is described. The source is coupled to a microscale ion trap mass spectrometer (r0 = 0.50 mm, z0 = 0.50 mm). An electron beam of 250 nA could be obtained through the 0.45-mm diameter opening in the end cap electrode.
Objective: To compare the relative cost efficacy of three commercially available prostaglandin analogues, misoprostol (Cytotec(R), PGE(1)), dinoprostone gel (Prepidil(R), PGE(2)), and dinoprostone pessary (Cervidil(R), PGE(2)), as labor preinduction agents.Methods: The investigation was conducted as a prospective randomized, blinded phase III clinical(More)