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Single microbe trap and release in sub-microfluidics

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Abstract

Life on Earth is comprised mostly of microbes with significant implications in disease and carbon cycling. However, their dimensions and mobility make microbes challenging to analyse on-chip. A sub-micron resolution microfluidic system (sub-microfluidics) capable of trapping and releasing single Escherichia coli bacteria is presented. The fabrication method based on electron-beam and cast molding lithography is described, as well as the trap and release of single E. coli. The release time from the trap is found to depend on cell morphology.

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2012, accepted on 07 Feb 2013 and first published on 08 Feb 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40369F
RSC Adv., 2013,3, 6343-6346

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    Single microbe trap and release in sub-microfluidics

    A. E. Vasdekis, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 6343
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40369F

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