Characterization and application of DMPC-DHPC phospholipid preparations for non-mechanical flow control in microfluidics
Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
The viscosity of aqueous phospholipid mixtures comprised of 1,2-dimyristoyl- sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) and 1,2-dihexanoyl-sn -glycero-3-phosphocholine (DHPC) was characterized with an automated capillary electrophoresis system, as a function of chemical composition, temperature, electric fields, and magnetic fields. This information was then utilized to demonstrate non-mechanical flow control on a microfluidic device based on induced changes in the viscosity of various DMPC-DHPC lipid preparations.
Pappas, Theron John, "Characterization and application of DMPC-DHPC phospholipid preparations for non-mechanical flow control in microfluidics" (2008). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2731.