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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 583–592

Manipulation of micro-particles by flexible polymer-based optically-induced dielectrophoretic devices

Shu-Ju Lin, Shih-Hsun Hung, Jun-Yuan Jeng, Tzung-Fang Guo, and Gwo-Bin Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 583-592 (2012)

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This study presents a novel technology to manipulate micro-particles with the assistance from flexible polymer-based optically-induced dielectrophoretic (ODEP) devices. Bending the flexible ODEP devices downwards or upwards to create convex or concave curvatures, respectively, enables the more effective separation or collection of micro-particles with different diameters. The travel distances of the polystyrene beads of 40 μm diameter, as induced by the projected light in a given time period was increased by ~100%, which were 43.0 ± 5.0 and 84.6 ± 4.0 μm for flat and convex ODEP devices, respectively. A rapid separation or collection of micro-particles can be achieved with the assistance of gravity because the falling polystyrene beads followed the inclination of the downward and upward bent ODEP devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5140) Materials : Photoconductive materials
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2011
Published: December 22, 2011

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Shu-Ju Lin, Shih-Hsun Hung, Jun-Yuan Jeng, Tzung-Fang Guo, and Gwo-Bin Lee, "Manipulation of micro-particles by flexible polymer-based optically-induced dielectrophoretic devices," Opt. Express 20, 583-592 (2012)

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