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AC electroosmotic pump with bubble-free palladium electrodes and rectifying polymer membrane valves

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Abstract

We present the design, test and theoretical analysis of a novel micropump. The purpose is to make a pump with large flow rate (≈10 µL min−1) and high pressure capacity (≈1 bar) powered by a low voltage ΔV < 30 V. The pump is operated in AC mode with an electroosmotic actuator in connection with a full wave rectifying valve system. Individual valves are based on a flexible membrane with a slit. Bubble-free palladium electrodes are implemented in order to increase the range of applications and reduce maintenance.

Graphical abstract: AC electroosmotic pump with bubble-free palladium electrodes and rectifying polymer membrane valves

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Submitted
13 Jul 2005
Accepted
24 Nov 2005
First published
21 Dec 2005

Lab Chip, 2006,6, 280-288
Article type
Paper

AC electroosmotic pump with bubble-free palladium electrodes and rectifying polymer membrane valves

A. Brask, D. Snakenborg, J. P. Kutter and H. Bruus, Lab Chip, 2006, 6, 280
DOI: 10.1039/B509997H

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