This hands-on webinar will use COMSOL Multiphysics® to prepare and explore simulations of the four basic modes of electrophoresis: zone electrophoresis, moving-boundary electrophoresis, isotachophoresis, and isoelectric focusing. Within these four modes, there are many different variations that can be used to optimize electrokinetic separations, but the underlying physics of new electrophoretic methods can almost always be related back to this seminal set of methods. We will begin the webinar by putting together a program that simulates isocratic "zone" electrophoresis and then switch to a completed program that illustrates how the four basic modes share a common "physics" but differ primarily in their boundary and initial conditions.
This webinar is geared toward attendees who have little to no experience with COMSOL Multiphysics® who would like a hands-on introduction to the software. It is also appropriate for those who are interested in learning how to set up computer simulations for problems in electrophoresis using this commercial package. Attendees should have the latest version of the COMSOL® software installed on their computer and should download the sample COMSOL® files so they can more easily follow the webinar in real time. A trial version of the software will be made available free of charge to all registrants.