Biological particle manipulation: an example of Jurkat enrichment

Altinagac E., Kızıl H., Trabzon L.

MICRO & NANO LETTERS, vol.10, pp.550-553, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/mnl.2015.0185
  • Journal Name: MICRO & NANO LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.550-553
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Dielectrophoresis-based separation of microparticles and living cells are studied with computational and experimental methods. The flow behaviours of particles are modelled and simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3a software (COMSOL Ltd). Lab-on-a-chip devices having a titanium (Ti) interdigitated electrode layer on a glass substrate and a PDMS microchannel are fabricated to investigate the most effective design for separating particles based on their sizes. Polystyrene particles in different diameters (3.2 and 9.8 mu m) are used in the experiments. Green polystyrene particles from red ones are fully separated in a current design. Enrichment of Jurkat cells having 10.1 average diameter in phosphate buffer solution (PBS) medium is achieved.