Application of vorticella’s feeding mechanism as a micromixer

The microorganism, vorticella, of about 50 mum in diameter was found to be capable of mixing beads in microfluidic channel by energizing vortex with its cilia. Vortex generation and flow velocity around the cell body of a vorticella was experimentally studied using both fluorescents and non-fluorescents microbeads of different size (from 0.5 to 20 mum in… CONTINUE READING