Microfluidic channels utilizing magnetohydrodynamics are used to pump very small volumes of solution. The channels have electrodes along the walls and a current carrying species within a solution carries current through the solution. The combination of the electric and magnetic fields causes the solution to flow through the channel.
Chemistry and Biochemistry; Electrical Engineering
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Fakunle, Eyitayo S. O.; Arumugam, Prabhu U.; Fritsch, Ingrid; Mincy, Jeffrey Elbert; Barlow, Fred D. III; and Wang, Gangqiang, "Microfluidic device utilizing magnetohydrodynamics and method for fabrication thereof" (2008). Patents Granted. 93.