Improvement of dielectrophoretic impedance measurement method by bacterial concentration utilizing negative dielectrophoresis

R. Hamada, H. Takayama, Y. Shonishi, T. Hisajima, L. Mao, M. Nakano, J. Suehiro

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Abstract

In this study, the concept design for the improvement of the bacterial detection sensitivity of the DEPIM (Dielectrophoretic Impedance Measurement) method has been proposed. The cells in the micro-chamber are repelled and concentrated by n-DEP (negative dielectrophosesis). The concentrated cells are captured by p-DEP (positive DEP) and detected by measuring the change in the electrical impedance. The numerical simulations and the preliminary test were performed to investigate the effectiveness of the n-DEP concentration. When n-DEP concentration was employed, the increase in the rate of the conductance became approximately two times higher than that obtained without n-DEP.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012031
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume307
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Event16th Conference in the Biennial Sensors and Their Applications - Cork, Ireland
Duration: Sep 12 2011Sep 14 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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