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Magnetophoresis and electromagnetophoresis of microparticles in liquids
- Watarai, Hitoshi, Suwa, Masayori, Iiguni, Yoshinori
- Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2004 v.378 no.7 pp. 1693-1699
- DNA, magnetic materials, methodology
- The magnetic field-induced migration of particles in liquids is a highly-promising technique for the micro-separation analysis of bioparticles, such as cells and large DNA. Here, new methods that make use of magnetophoresis and electromagnetophoresis to induce the migration of microparticles in liquids are briefly reviewed. Magnetic force and Lorentz force are utilized in the new methods. Some typical examples of the use of these methods are described, and the advantages of using a superconducting magnet for them are demonstrated.