Microscale Assembly Directed by Liquid-Based Template

Authors

  • Pu Chen,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Lab, Department of Radiology, Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
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  • Zhengyuan Luo,

    1. Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
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  • Sinan Güven,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Lab, Department of Radiology, Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
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  • Savas Tasoglu,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Lab, Department of Radiology, Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
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  • Adarsh Venkataraman Ganesan,

    1. Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
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  • Andrew Weng,

    1. Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
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  • Utkan Demirci

    Corresponding author
    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Lab, Department of Radiology, Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    2. Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
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Abstract

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A liquid surface established by standing waves is used as a dynamically reconfigurable template to assemble microscale materials into ordered, symmetric structures in a scalable and parallel manner. The broad applicability of this technology is illustrated by assembling diverse materials from soft matter, rigid bodies, individual cells, cell spheroids and cell-seeded microcarrier beads.

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