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dielectrophoresis

Line breaks: di|electro|phor¦esis
Pronunciation: /dʌɪɪˌlɛktrəfəˈriːsɪs
 
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Definition of dielectrophoresis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Physics
The migration of uncharged particles towards the position of maximum field strength in a non-uniform electric field.
Example sentences
  • DEP traps can use either negative dielectrophoresis pushing cells away from the electrodes or positive dielectrophoresis pulling cells toward the electrodes.
  • We demonstrate that electrodeless dielectrophoresis can be used for concentration and patterning of both single-strand and double-strand DNA.
  • We assign this trapping to strong dielectrophoresis due to the high electric field and electric field gradient in the pipette tip.

Origin

mid 20th century: blend of dielectric and electrophoresis.

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