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Surface acoustic wave (SAW) acoustophoresis: now and beyond

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On-chip manipulation of micro-objects has long been sought to facilitate fundamental biological studies and point-of-care diagnostic systems. In recent years, research on surface acoustic wave (SAW) based micro-object manipulation (i.e., SAW acoustophoresis) has gained significant momentum due to its many advantages, such as non-invasiveness, versatility, simple fabrication, easy operation, and convenient integration with other on-chip units. SAW acoustophoresis is especially useful for lab-on-a-chip applications where a compact and non-invasive biomanipulation technique is highly desired. In this Focus article, we discuss recent advancements in SAW acoustophoresis and provide some perspectives on the future development of this dynamic field.

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The article was first published on 10 Jul 2012

Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC90076A
Citation: Lab Chip, 2012,12, 2766-2770
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    Surface acoustic wave (SAW) acoustophoresis: now and beyond

    S. S. Lin, X. Mao and T. J. Huang, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 2766
    DOI: 10.1039/C2LC90076A

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