CHROMATOGRAPHY, Vol. 22 (2001), No. 1, pp. 69-83

Microchip Electrophoresis: Apparatus Preparation, Characteristic Features and Applications
Atsushi Taga and Susumu Honda*
Faculty of pharmaceutical Sciences, Kinki University
3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka 577-8502, Japan

Recent status of microchip electrophoresis (ME) was reviewed, with emphasis on the preparation of apparatus, including micro-machining of chips, hardware for voltage control, and data processing. The advantages of ME were pointed out in comparison with capillary electrophoresis, and a number of applications were presented, in which such advantages were demonstrated.
Keywords: microchip electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, micro-machining, photolithography, micro-channels, cross junction, highspeed separation

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