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The dissipative particle dynamics DPD method is a relatively new computational method for modeling the dynamics of particles in laminar flows at the mesoscale. This channel integrates dielectrophoretic DEP microelectrodes and is infiltrated with suspended silica and tungsten trioxide nanoparticles. Electrosetting and liquid flow rates, concentration of PAAm solutions, and channel size An analogy between the reduced viscosity and slip-length models shows that the term slip-length elctrowetting misleading and that on surfaces which are smooth at the nanoscale it may be Cunacciaet al.
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Abstract An acoustically activated micropump is fabricated and demonstrated using a single step lithography process and an off-chip acoustic energy source. The magnetic field in the flow direction affects the formation process and changes the size of the droplets.
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Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 17 Decemberpp. This paper reports both experimental and numerical investigations of the formation process of ferrofluid droplets in a flow focusing configuration with and without an applied magnetic field. It is demonstrated that elextrowetting resonant frequency of such devices follows particular trends in response to the changes in the surrounding gas and its pressure. The lance then pierces the cell membranes, and the voltage on the lance is reversed, repelling the DNA into the cell.
Here we present microfluidic systems to achieve size- and density-based particle separation by adopting the sedimentation effect for a size-based particle sorting technique utilizing microscale hydrodynamics, called pinched-flow fractionation PFF. The tangential momentum accommodation coefficient TMAC was investigated experimentally from the mass flow rate through a single microtube under the slip flow and the early part of the transition regime.
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Here, we show that propulsion for the directed motion of water droplets levitating on heated ratchet surfaces in the Leidenfrost film boiling regime is significantly enhanced as the ratchet period decreases down to micro- and sub-micrometers. Electrowetting on dielectric EWOD is a technique for reducing the apparent contact angle of a fluid droplet, which has many promising applications in the fields of optics, digital displays, and lab-on-a-chip research.
A pneumatically actuated PDMS based microfluidic devices were designed and fabricated by soft-lithography. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 5 Februarypp. Abstract The internal motions inside a liquid meniscus in the so-called liquid cone-jet mode, which can occur upon stimulation by a coflowing gas sheath in flow focusing, are explored by both numerical simulation and experimental visualization.
Micro actuators are a common type of DMD that employ a diaphragm supported by torsional hinges, which deform during actuation and are critical for the devices to have high stability and reliability. In this work, piezoelectric inkjet printing was used to selectively deposit energetic materials.
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Electrowetting of a 3D drop: numerical modelling with electrostatic vector fields
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It is found that the motions of water molecules inside the CNTs of diameter smaller than Abstract The ability to trap, manipulate, and separate magnetic beads has become one of the key requirements in realizing an integrated magnetic lab-on-chip biosensing system.
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