Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Yan, Sheng, Tunable hydrophoresis for bio-particle focusing and separation using dielectrophoresis-assisted and magnetophoresis-assisted hybrid techniques, Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering thesis, School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong, 2016. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4758
Hydrophoresis is a sheathless and passive method that utilises a pressure gradient induced by the microstructure and steric effect between the particles and grooves. In the past decade, the hydrophoresis has been intensively developed for biomedical applications. However, this technique has limitation in a wide operational range due to the lack of flexibility. That is, once a channel is fabricated, the size of particles to be focused is pre-determined by the height of the channel.