Dielectrophoretic Tweezers for Pickup and Relocation of Individual Cells Using Microdisk Electrodes with a Microcavity

@inproceedings{Tanaka2016DielectrophoreticTF,
  title={Dielectrophoretic Tweezers for Pickup and Relocation of Individual Cells Using Microdisk Electrodes with a Microcavity},
  author={Taishu Tanaka and Fumio Mizutani and Tomoyuki Yasukawa},
  year={2016}
}
We describe here the dielectrophoretic manipulation using a microdisk electrode with microcavity for picking up, positioning and relocating single target cells. The attractive force of positive dielectrophoresis (p-DEP) was used to trap target cells at the electrode tip, while trapped cells were released by the repulsive force of negative DEP (n-DEP). The capturing of cells in the cavity allows them to transfer at the desired position even after turning off the attractive force by p-DEP. We… CONTINUE READING

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