[Biomedical Microdevices] Impact of surface roughness on Dielectrophoretically assisted concentratio
This article presents a PCB based microfluidic platform for performing a dielectrophoretic capture of live microorganisms over inter-digitated electrodes buried under layers of different surface roughness values. Although dielectrophoresis has been extensively studied earlier over silicon and polymer surfaces with printed electrodes the issue of surface roughness particularly in case of buried electrodes has been seldom investigated. We have addressed this issue through a layer of spin coated PDMS (of various surface roughness) that is used to cover the printed electrodes over a printed circuit board. The roughness in the PDMS layer is generally defined by the roughness of the FR4 base which houses the printed electrodes as well as other structures. Possibilities arising out of COMSOL simulations have been well validated experimentally in this work.
Geeta Bhatt, Rishi Kant, Keerti Mishra, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Singh, Ramanathan Gurunath, Shantanu Bhattacharya First Online: 17 April 2017 DOI: 10.1007/s10544-017-0172-5 Cite this article as: Bhatt, G., Kant, R., Mishra, K. et al. Biomed Microdevices (2017) 19: 28. doi:10.1007/s10544-017-0172-5