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Micro-bioreactors controlled with photonic ionogel actuators

O'Connell, Claire and Czugala, Monika and Lopez, Fernando Benito and Diamond, Dermot (2012) Micro-bioreactors controlled with photonic ionogel actuators. In: 2nd International Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials 2012, 6-7th Sept 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

In the recent years, advances in micro-fluidic techniques for environmental applications have brought wide opportunities for improving of the capacity to monitor water quality. However, the development of fully integrated micro-fluidic devices capable of performing complex functions requires the integration of micro-valve with appropriate performance, since they are essential tools for the control and manipulation of flows in micro-channels.[1] Ionogels with incorporated spiropyran can be used as valves by photopolymerizing the gels in certain shapes. Depending on the ionic liquid, ionogels give the possibility of tuning several micro-valve actuation times and so independently control liquid flows within the channels under a common illumination source.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:ionogels; water quality; monitoring; micro-channels
Subjects:Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Marie Curie ITN
ID Code:17493
Deposited On:17 Sep 2012 16:33 by Monika Czugala. Last Modified 17 Sep 2012 16:33

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