Definition of dielectrophoresis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˌlektrəfəˈrēsis/


The migration of uncharged particles toward the position of maximum field strength in a nonuniform 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.


Mid 20th century: blend of dielectric and electrophoresis.

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Syllabification: di·e·lec·tro·pho·re·sis

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