Development of terahertz (THz) microfluidic devices for "Lab-on-a-Chip" applications

Qi Tang, Min Liang, Yi Lu, Pak Kin Wong, Gerald J. Wilmink, Hao Xin

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Abstract

Microfluidic devices have been widely used in manipulation and analysis of individual cells in small-volume solutions. It could be potentially used for studies of the interaction of THz radiation with biomolecules and cells in aqueous media. We present a prototype microfluidic device that can be used for controlled cellular exposures to THz radiation. The device is made of a PDMS microfluidic channel on glass substrate and consists of electrodes for cell concentration. Initial cell concentration and THz transmission measurements have been performed on various prototype samples. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of using microfluidic chips for potential "Lab-on-a-Chip" THz applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTerahertz and Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses for Biomedical Applications
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2013
EventTerahertz and Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses for Biomedical Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 6 2013Feb 7 2013

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume8585
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherTerahertz and Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses for Biomedical Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/6/132/7/13

Keywords

  • Bioeffects
  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Microfluidics
  • Terahertz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Tang, Q., Liang, M., Lu, Y., Wong, P. K., Wilmink, G. J., & Xin, H. (2013). Development of terahertz (THz) microfluidic devices for "Lab-on-a-Chip" applications. In Terahertz and Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses for Biomedical Applications [858506] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8585). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010270