Applications of microelectromagnetic traps. Academic Article uri icon


  • Microelectromagnetic traps (METs) have been used for almost two decades to manipulate magnetic fields. Different trap geometries have been shown to produce distinct magnetic fields and field gradients. Initially, microelectromagnetic traps were used mainly to separate and concentrate magnetic material at small scales. Recently such traps have been implemented for unique applications, for example filterless bioseparations, inductive heat generation, and biological detection. In this review, we describe recent reports in which MET geometry, current density, or external fields have been used. Descriptions of recent applications in which METs have been used to develop sensors, manipulate DNA, or block ion current are also provided.

published proceedings

  • Anal Bioanal Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Basore, J. R., & Baker, L. A.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Basore, Joseph R||Baker, Lane A

publication date

  • June 2012