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This is a walkthrough of the Hydrodynamic Particle Trapping Tool developed by Melikhan Tanyeri. Below is an abstract describing the research.
Trapping and manipulation of microscale and nanoscale particles is demonstrated using the sole action of hydrodynamic forces. We developed an automated particle trap based on a stagnation point flow generated in a microfluidic device. The hydrodynamic trap enables confinement and manipulation of single particles in low viscosity (1–10 cP) aqueous solution. Using this method, we trapped microscale and nanoscale particles (100 nm–15 μm) for long time scales (minutes to hours). We demonstrate particle confinement to within 1 μm of the trap center, corresponding to a trap stiffness of about 10^−5–10^−4 pN/nm.
Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri is a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. Charles Schroeder's group in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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