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Thermal activation of catalytic microjets in blood samples using microfluidic chips

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Abstract

We demonstrate that catalytic microjet engines can out-swim high complex media composed of red blood cells and serum. Despite the challenge presented by the high viscosity of the solution at room temperature, the catalytic microjets can be activated at physiological temperature and, consequently, self-propel in diluted solutions of blood samples. We prove that these microjets self-propel in 10× diluted blood samples using microfluidic chips.

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The article was received on 24 Jun 2013, accepted on 09 Sep 2013 and first published on 10 Sep 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50756D
Citation: Lab Chip, 2013,13, 4299-4303
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    Thermal activation of catalytic microjets in blood samples using microfluidic chips

    L. Soler, C. Martínez-Cisneros, A. Swiersy, S. Sánchez and O. G. Schmidt, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 4299
    DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50756D

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