Finlands Akademi
Namn Ras, Robin
Organisation AALTO
Projektets titel Magnetic Microdroplets as Analytical Probes
Beslutnr 304174
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
Finansiering 300 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
In this project we use magnetic droplets as analytical probes for novel applications. We are developing a new process to extract antibodies from their growth media, using oil based ferro-fluid and hydrophobin fusion protein. We are developing a simple and affordable method for measuring interfacial tension between two immiscible liquids, based on splitting of magnetic droplets. Preliminary results show that we can measure interfacial tension lower than most common conventional methods. Furthermore, we are creating a technique using the small magnetic droplets to probe the viscosity of the surrounding fluid in a novel manner.