Springer Theses

Manipulation of Multiphase Materials for Touch-less Nanobiotechnology

A Pyrofluidic Platform

Authors: Coppola, Sara

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  • Nominated as outstanding PhD Thesis by the University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Presents a new, simple, and original method for the touch-less manipulation of liquids and polymers in plane and in 3D
  • Demonstrates the potential of the new pyro-fluidic platform through the fabrication of optically active elements such as nanodroplets, microlenses, and microstructures
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The thesis presents an original and smart way to manipulate liquid and polymeric materials using a “pyro-fluidic platform” which exploits the pyro-electric effect activated onto a ferroelectric crystal. It describes a great variety of functionalities of the pyro-electrohydrodynamic platform, such as droplet self-assembling and dispensing, for manipulating multiphase liquids at the micro- and nanoscale. The thesis demonstrates the feasibility of non-contact self-assembling of liquids in plane (1D) using a micro engineered crystal, improving the dispensing capability and the smart transfer of material between two different planes (2D) and controlling and fabricating three-dimensional structures (3D).

The thesis present the fabrication of highly integrated and automated ‘lab-on-a-chip’ systems based on microfluidics. The pyro-platform presented herein offers the great advantage of enabling the actuation of liquids in contact with a polar dielectric crystal through an electrode-less configuration. The simplicity and flexibility of the method for fabricating 3D polymer microstructures shows the great potential of the pyro-platform functionalities, exploitable in many fields, from optics to biosensing. In particular, this thesis reports the fabrication of optically active elements, such as nanodroplets, microlenses and microstructures, which have many potential applications in photonics.

The capability for manipulating the samples of interest in a touch-less modality is very attractive for biological and chemical assays. Besides controlling cell growth and fate, smart micro-elements could deliver optical stimuli from and to cells monitoring their growth in real time, opening interesting perspectives for the realization of optically active scaffolds made of nanoengineered functional elements, thus paving the way to fascinating Optogenesis Studies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80952-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Manipulation of Multiphase Materials for Touch-less Nanobiotechnology
Book Subtitle
A Pyrofluidic Platform
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31059-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31059-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31058-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80952-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 109
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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