Nonclogging Resistive Pulse Sensing with Electrohydrodynamic Cone-Jet Bridges


Journal Article

A new paradigm of resistive pulse sensing (Coulter counting) is developed using a liquid bridge in lieu of a solid pore as the sensing aperture, whereby the flexible liquid aperture circumvents the clogging issue of conventional Coulter counters. The electrohydrodynamic bridge is formed between two opposing Taylor cones and stabilized by radial polarization stresses. Passage of a colloidal particle through the upstream conical apex triggers a current oscillation at the resonant frequency of the cone-jet bridge. The relative current change is indicative of the particle-to-jet diameter ratio.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhao, Y; Bober, DB; Chen, CH

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2160-3308

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevX.1.021007

Citation Source

  • Scopus