"Fluidic batteries" as low-cost sources of power in paper-based microfluidic devices

Nicole K. Thom, Kimy Yeung, Marley B. Pillion, Scott T. Phillips

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Abstract

This communication describes the first paper-based microfluidic device that is capable of generating its own power when a sample is added to the device. The microfluidic device contains galvanic cells (that we term "fluidic batteries") integrated directly into the microfluidic channels, which provides a direct link between a power source and an analytical function within the device. This capability is demonstrated using an example device that simultaneously powers a surface-mount UV LED and conducts an on-chip fluorescence assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1768-1770
Number of pages3
JournalLab on a Chip
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Thom, N. K., Yeung, K., Pillion, M. B., & Phillips, S. T. (2012). "Fluidic batteries" as low-cost sources of power in paper-based microfluidic devices. Lab on a Chip, 12(10), 1768-1770. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2lc40126f