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This image shows an example of a rigid epoxy microfluidic device, similar to those used for the new high-throughput system, on an optical microscope. (Credit: John Friedah)


This image shows conventional long-exposure images (top row), and schematically depicted individual particle positions as revealed by the high-speed pulsed-laser imaging technique (bottom row) in a microfluidic device. At high speeds, the focusing effect on particles breaks down in water due to turbulence, whereas the focusing is preserved and enhanced by the team’s polymer solution.

Read: New Particle-Sorting Method Breaks Speed Records

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