Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-11-2004

Abstract

Microfluidic channels utilizing magnetohydrodynamics are used to pump very small volumes of solution. The channels have electrodes along the walls of the channel, and a current carrying species within the solution carries the current through the solution. The electric field generated by the use of the current carrying species is perpendicular to a magnetic field applied to the channel. The combination of the electric and magnetic fields causes the solution to flow through the channel.

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Patent Number

US6733244

Application Filed

12-19-2001

Assignee

University of Arkansas, N.A. (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Ingrid Fritsch, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Zoraida P. Aguilar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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