Nickel foil microcantilevers for magnetic manipulation and localized heating

Angelo Gaitas, Brandon H. McNaughton

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Cellular manipulation has been investigated by a number of techniques. In this manuscript nickel foil microcantilevers were used for magnetophoresis and manipulation of microparticles and magnetically labeled HeLa cells. The cantilevers were also used for localized heating in liquid, reaching biologically relevant temperatures. This work aims to develop cantilevers for sample enrichment, manipulation, and thermal applications, offering an inexpensive and versatile solution compatible with standard tools in research and clinical diagnostic testing, such as microwell plates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2341-2344
Number of pages4
JournalSensor Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell magnetic manipulation
  • Localized heating
  • Magnetic tweezers
  • Magnetophoresis
  • Microcantilever


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