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Electrokinetics with “paper-and-pencil” devices

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Abstract

We demonstrate the occurrence of electrokinetic phenomenon in paper substrates, by developing a simple “paper-and-pencil” device. The underlying electrokinetic phenomenon results in enhanced liquid transport through the paper-fibre matrix, which exhibits significant active electrical controllability and improved repeatability. These bear far-ranging consequences towards opening up a new paradigm of fluidics over small scales.

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The article was received on 18 Jun 2012, accepted on 30 Jul 2012 and first published on 01 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40681K
Citation: Lab Chip, 2012,12, 4026-4028
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    Electrokinetics with “paper-and-pencil” devices

    P. Mandal, R. Dey and S. Chakraborty, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 4026
    DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40681K

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