Electromagnetic Micromanipulator Designs for Biological Species

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Böyük M., Ablay G., İçöz K.

International Eurasian Conference on Biological and Chemical Sciences (EurasianBioChem 2018), Ankara, Turkey, 16 - 20 April 2018, pp.140-146

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.140-146
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Micromanipulation of biological species is significant for biological separation, medical treatment, and biosensors. While many different actuating techniques have been studied in recent years, the most promising micromanipulation method is related to magnetic actuators. In this work, design and analysis of quadrupole magnetic actuators for two dimensional manipulation of biological particles are studied. Finite element method based numerical methods are used for analysis and magnetic force calculations.

Several different quadrupole electromagnetic actuating systems are designed and analyzed, and an optimal design is obtained.