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Spira mirabilis enhanced density gradient centrifguation

Kearney, Sinéad M., Kinahan, David J. orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-1968-2016 and Ducrée, Jens orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-0366-1897 (2013) Spira mirabilis enhanced density gradient centrifguation. In: The 26th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS2013), 20-24 Jan 2013, Taipei, Taiwan. ISBN 978-1-4673-5654-1

The centrifugal microfluidic “lab-on-a-disc” paradigm is particularly suited to the pre-conditioning of whole blood. In this work we define the geometry of sedimentation chambers using the Spira Mirabilis (equiangular spiral) and so enhance the Boycott Effect and increase the speed at which blood may be stratified using a density gradient media. We find that using the Spira Mirabilis defined chambers can increase the speed of stratification by up to 25% compared with equivalent linear chambers.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:lab-on-a-disc; blood; geometry of sedimentation chambers
Subjects:Engineering > Biomedical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Physical Sciences
Published in: Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS2013). . IEEE Press. ISBN 978-1-4673-5654-1
Publisher:IEEE Press
Official URL:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumb...
Copyright Information:© 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17752
Deposited On:05 Feb 2013 12:02 by David Kinahan . Last Modified 18 Jan 2023 12:54

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