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A reliable and programmable acoustofluidic pump powered by oscillating sharp-edge structures

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Abstract

We present a programmable acoustofluidic pump that utilizes the acoustic streaming effects generated by the oscillation of tilted sharp-edge structures. This sharp-edge-based acoustofluidic pump is capable of generating stable flow rates as high as 8 μL min−1 (~76 Pa of pumping pressure), and it can tune flow rates across a wide range (nanoliters to microliters per minute). Along with its ability to reliably produce stable and tunable flow rates, the acoustofluidic pump is easy to operate and requires minimum hardware, showing great potential for a variety of applications.

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The article was received on 10 Jul 2014, accepted on 18 Aug 2014 and first published on 04 Sep 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00806E
Citation: Lab Chip, 2014,14, 4319-4323
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    A reliable and programmable acoustofluidic pump powered by oscillating sharp-edge structures

    P. Huang, N. Nama, Z. Mao, P. Li, J. Rufo, Y. Chen, Y. Xie, C. Wei, L. Wang and T. J. Huang, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 4319
    DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00806E

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