JRM Vol.25 No.3 pp. 476-483
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0476


Local Ablation of a Single Cell Using Micro/Nano Bubbles

Hiroki Kuriki*, Yoko Yamanishi*, Shinya Sakuma*,
Satoshi Akagi**, and Fumihito Arai*

*Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

**NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0901, Japan

December 8, 2012
March 21, 2013
June 20, 2013
micro-bubble, enucleation, ablation

We have successfully produced mono-dispersed microgas bubbles less than around 10 µm in diameter in an electrically induced ultrasonic field. The discharged output power and conductive area of the micro-electrode are controlled by glass shell insulation around the copper micro-wire. A small space between the wire and glass tip, a “bubble reservoir,” contributes to the stabilization of the electric discharge and directional bubble generation. The directionally dispensed bubbles can be used for processing soft materials such as biological cells. For the present study, the cell membrane has successfully been processed with resolution of a few µm order and without any thermal collateral damage.

Cite this article as:
Hiroki Kuriki, Yoko Yamanishi, Shinya Sakuma,
Satoshi Akagi, and Fumihito Arai, “Local Ablation of a Single Cell Using Micro/Nano Bubbles,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.25, No.3, pp. 476-483, 2013.
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