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Triboelectric effect as a new strategy for sealing and controlling the flow in paper-based devices

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We reported here for the first time that triboelectric charges on PET sheets can be used to seal and control the flow rate in paper-based devices. The proposed method exhibits simplicity and low cost, provides reversible sealing and minimizes the effect of sample evaporation.

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The article was received on 06 Jan 2015, accepted on 04 Feb 2015 and first published on 04 Feb 2015


Article type: Technical Innovation
DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00022J
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Citation: Lab Chip, 2015,15, 1651-1655
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    Triboelectric effect as a new strategy for sealing and controlling the flow in paper-based devices

    E. T. S. G. da Silva, M. Santhiago, F. R. de Souza, W. K. T. Coltro and L. T. Kubota, Lab Chip, 2015, 15, 1651
    DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00022J

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