Thomas J. Roussel

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We used a high-magnification shadow photogrammetric system to evaluate corneal buttons trephined from human donor globes. Whole eyes were trephined with one of five instruments: nonguarded blades held by hand or placed on a handle, Barraquer-Mateus motorized trephine, Hessberg-Barron suction trephine, or Hanna microkeratotrephine. Corneoscleral buttons were(More)
Microfabricated lab-on-a-chip devices employing a fully integrated electrochemical (EC) detection system have been developed and evaluated. Both capillary electrophoresis (CE) channels and all CE/EC electrodes were incorporated directly onto glass substrates via traditional microfabrication techniques, including photolithographic patterning, wet chemical(More)
A scalable and rather inexpensive solution to producing microanalytical systems with "on-chip" three-dimensional (3D) microelectrodes is presented in this study, along with applicability to practical electrochemical (EC) detection scenarios such as preconcentration and interferant removal. This technique to create high-aspect-ratio (as much as 4:1) gold(More)
Freely suspended microchannels with diameters ranging from 4 to 100 lm were fabricated by utilizing directly written PMMA fibers as sacrificial structures. These precisely oriented fibers served as scaffolds around which thin cylinders of glass were deposited (via sputtering), followed by a con-formal coating of Parylene to augment the mechanical integrity(More)
The diffusion mechanism of pure component Ar and binary mixtures of Ar/Kr and Ar/Ne confined in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and bundles was investigated by a combined Grand Canonical Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics study. For Ar confined in SWNTs, a crossover from single-file to Fickian diffusion existed when the density of Ar was a minimum as(More)
Miniaturized, battery-powered, high-voltage power supply, electrochemical (EC) detection, and interface circuits designed for microchip capillary electrophoresis (CE) are described. The dual source CE power supply provides +/- 1 kVDC at 380 microA and can operate continuously for 15 h without recharging. The amperometric EC detection circuit provides(More)
We report a case of intractable glaucoma following an uncomplicated secondary posterior capsulotomy in a 48-year-old male with Fuchs's heterochromic cyclitis. The patient had been free of inflammation and glaucoma since cataract extraction 27 years previously. We also report the results of phenotypic analysis of lymphocytes removed from the anterior chamber.
The development of microfabricated electrochemical systems suitable for deployment in sensor networks that operate with a minimum of operator intervention are of great interest; therefore, a coulometric sensing system for exhaustive coulometry with the potential for calibration-free operation has been designed, fabricated and evaluated to support such(More)
Suspended microchannels suitable for electroosmotic flow were fabricated by coating and dissolving sacrificial polymer fibers created by a new technique which involves using a pressurized syringe loaded with solution to directly deposit filaments of solution on the substrate in a " connect-the-dots " style. Additionally, because both the stylus and syringe(More)
The prediction of supramolecular self-assembly onto solid surfaces is still challenging in many situations of interest for nanoscience. In particular, no previous simulation approach has been capable to simulate large self-assembly patterns of organic molecules over reconstructed surfaces (which have periodicities over large distances) due to the large(More)