Cells Electrical Characterization: Dielectric Properties, Mixture, and Modeling Theories

Nida Nasir, Mahmoud Al Ahmad

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Electrical detection of biotic materials and their properties is always crucial in Biomedical Engineering. It emphasizes elaborate analysis of a certain disease diagnosis using electrical means which includes the study of electrical properties followed by detection, identification, and quantification of biotic entities. Proper and early detection of cells, which can be normal or cancerous, holds never-ending demand. This review emphasizes the electrical characterization methods in modeling and classification of cell properties. Moreover, standard methods have been highlighted and discussed to yield performance analysis. This study suggests that techniques presented for single-cell analysis (SCA) are always precise and hold great scope compared to those for cell mixture. SCA plays a promising role in disease diagnosis and treatment planning, as it not only detects the cells but also helps in identification. Distinct electrical-based cell detection techniques are highlighted, along with the pros and cons of various SCA devices. The content, in terms of methodologies and available techniques, of this review paper is useful to attract researchers working in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9475490
JournalJournal of Engineering (United Kingdom)
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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