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Recent advancements in ion concentration polarization

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Abstract

In this minireview, we discuss advancements in ion concentration polarization (ICP)-based preconcentration, separation, desalination, and dielectrophoresis that have been made over the past three years. ICP as a means of controlling the distribution of the ions and electric field in a microfluidic device has rapidly expanded its areas of application. Recent advancements have focused on the development of ion-permselective materials with tunable dimensions and surface chemistry, adaptation to paper microfluidics, higher-throughput device geometries, and coupling ICP with other separation (isotachophoresis and dielectrophoresis) and fluidic (valve and droplet microfluidic) strategies. These studies have made great strides toward solving real-world problems such as low-cost and rapid analysis, accessible desalination technology, and single-cell research tools.

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Submitted
25 Jan 2016
Accepted
03 Mar 2016
First published
04 Mar 2016

This article is Open Access

Analyst, 2016,141, 3496-3510
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Minireview

Recent advancements in ion concentration polarization

M. Li and Robbyn. K. Anand, Analyst, 2016, 141, 3496
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00194G

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