Artificial cilia for microfluidics

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I've graduated in August 2008 at the department of applied physics of Eindhoven University of Technology in the group molecular biosensors for medical diagnostics (MBx). Topic was polymer MEMs for application in microfluidics. Inspired by the tiny tentacles appearing in organisms to interact with fluids (cilia), I created polymer tentacles that could be bent in a magnetic field: artificial cilia. By using a permanently magnetic material it was possible to bend them considerably.

More can be read in the abstract and report. Some graphs appearing in the report are available here too, together with the experimental data to create them.

The slides of the final presentation given at the 19th of September, 2008 are available too.

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