Studying Electro-Fluidic Interaction Of Biological Cells Using High-Performance Computing (HPC) Algorithms For Graphics Processing Units (GPU) Parallelization
The application of micro scale electromechanics toward the manipulation, characterization, and separation of particles has recently emerged as a strong research area. Due to the prevalence of its usefulness in such situations, dielectrophoresis is an especially interesting phenomena. Dielectrophoresis is the result of forces on neutral particles caused by spatial nonuniformities in electric fields. The dielectrophoretic force is applied without making physical contact with the subject and is otherwise very nonintrusive. It is also very inexpensive, in terms of energy, to generate
the fields necessary to manipulate microscopic particles . These qualities make dielectrophoresis an ideal method for the manipulation of cells.
We have proposed to design a dedicated electokinetics and fluid mechanics coupled field simulator with the hopes of making it available in the design of micro electro-mechanical systems and biosensors.