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Issue 10, 2012
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“Fluidic batteries” as low-cost sources of power in paper-based microfluidic devices

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Abstract

This communication describes the first paper-based microfluidic device that is capable of generating its own power when a sample is added to the device. The microfluidic device contains galvanic cells (that we term “fluidic batteries”) integrated directly into the microfluidic channels, which provides a direct link between a power source and an analytical function within the device. This capability is demonstrated using an example device that simultaneously powers a surface-mount UV LED and conducts an on-chip fluorescence assay.

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Submitted
04 Feb 2012
Accepted
12 Mar 2012
First published
14 Mar 2012

Lab Chip, 2012,12, 1768-1770
Article type
Communication

“Fluidic batteries” as low-cost sources of power in paper-based microfluidic devices

N. K. Thom, K. Yeung, M. B. Pillion and S. T. Phillips, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 1768
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40126F

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