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Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for devices, methods for separating particles, and the like. In general, embodiments of the present disclosure include non-uniform magnetic field-assisted processes and devices for the separation of particles (e.g., cells) within a magnetic fluid. Under non-uniform magnetic fields, particles such as cells can experience the generated magnetic field direction to produce a magnetic buoyancy force, analogous to buoyancy force, as magnitude of the force is proportional to the volume of cell. This force can be used to spatially separate cells of different sizes. In some embodiments, devices for separating particles are provided having a magnetic device configured to direct a non-uniform magnetic force onto the magnetic fluid and the particles; and a plurality of outlets, wherein the non-uniform magnetic force causes the types of particles to be separated and flow into different outlets.

Title
Devices and methods for separating particles
Application Number
13/873424
Publication Number
9517474 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2013
Publication Date
December 13, 2016
Inventor
Mark A Eiteman
Athens
GA, US
Taotao Zhu
Athens
GA, US
Leidong Mao
Athens
GA, US
Agent
Thomas Horstemeyer
Assignee
University of Georgia Research Foundation
GA, US
IPC
G01N 27/74
B03C 1/28
B03C 1/32
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