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The intrinsic charge on hydrophobic microfluidic substrates

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Abstract

A synthesis of the literature provides an explanation for the hitherto unexplained charge on hydrophobic microfluidic substrates. It is due to the adsorption of hydroxide ions created by the enhanced autolysis of water at these surfaces.

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The article was received on 21 Jul 2006, accepted on 21 Jul 2006 and first published on 15 Aug 2006


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/B610537H
Citation: Lab Chip, 2006,6, 1409-1411
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    The intrinsic charge on hydrophobic microfluidic substrates

    J. K. Beattie, Lab Chip, 2006, 6, 1409
    DOI: 10.1039/B610537H

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