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Image-based magnetic control of Microparticles

Keuning, J. (2011) Image-based magnetic control of Microparticles.

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Abstract:The use of microscopic robots for surgery or drug delivery is a very promising field of research. Being able to control exactly where drugs are delivered in the human body, allows for targeted treatment of various illnesses. Because the treatment can be localized, the medication no longer affects the whole body, thus possibly reducing side-effects. In the first part of this work, we describe the design and implementation of a setup that can manipulate superparamagnetic spherical particles. The particles used have an average diameter of 100 µm. Using a microscope with a camera attached, we determined the location of the particle. Using the magnetic fields generated by a set of four coils and a controller using the image data as feedback, we were able to position the particle within 8.5 µm of a given setpoint while achieving speeds of 235 µms-1.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering MSc (60353)
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