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FOPRA Experiment 100: Construction and Operation of a Microfluidic Device (BIO)

Course 0000100100 in WS 2023/4

General Data

Course Type practical training
Semester Weekly Hours 1 SWS
Organisational Unit Physics of Synthetic Biological Systems
Lecturers Anna Christina Jäkel
Christoph Karfusehr
Responsible/Coordination: Friedrich Simmel

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks Microfluidics refers to the science and engineering of systems in which fluid behavior differs from conventional flow theory primarily due to the small length scale of the system. Thus, the key feature of microfluidic devices is the use and the manipulation of small fluid amounts (10 nano to 10 atto liter) in channel structures with dimensions of tens to hundreds of micrometers. First successes in this field were the development of a gas chromatograph based on a silicon chip and the development of an inkjet printer.In this lab course you will produce and operate a microfluidic device. This device will be used to conduct a diffusion experiment, from which the diffusion constant of FITC in agarose can be calculated.
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