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Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Jonas Tegenfeldt

Professor, Coordinator Nanobiology & Neuronanoscience

Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Sorting biomolecules with microdevices

Author

  • Chia Fu Chou
  • Robert H. Austin
  • Olgica Bakajin
  • Jonas O. Tegenfeldt
  • Judith A. Castelino
  • Shirley S. Chan
  • Edward C. Cox
  • Harold Craighead
  • Nicholas Darnton
  • Thomas Duke
  • Jongyoon Han
  • Steve Turner

Summary, in English

Micro- and nanofabrication techniques have provided an unprecedented opportunity to create a designed world in which separation and fractionation technologies which normally occur on the macroscopic scale can be optimized by designing structures which utilize the basic physics of the process, or new processes can be realized by building structures which normally do not exist without external design. Since microfabrication is exceedingly sophisticated in its development, it is possible to design and construct highly creative microdevices which allow one to probe specific aspects of biological objects. We give examples of uses of micro- and nanofabrication which, as opposed to simply shrinking the size of the vessels or tubes used in macroscopic lab environments, utilize our understanding of the physics of the process to take advantage of fabrication technologies.

Publishing year

2000-01-18

Language

English

Pages

81-90

Publication/Series

Electrophoresis

Volume

21

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons

Keywords

  • Fractionation
  • Microfabricated arrays
  • Microfluidics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0173-0835