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.
Electrical Engineering; Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Fakunle, E. S., Arumugam, P. U., Fritsch, I., Mincy, J. E., Barlow, F. D., & Wang, G. (2008). Microfluidic device utilizing magnetohydrodynamics and method for fabrication thereof. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/93