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Lateral cavity acoustic transducer

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Abstract

We present a lateral cavity acoustic transducer (LCAT) capable of pumping and mixing fluids within a microfluidic system using an acoustic energy source from an external piezoelectric buzzer. The device is capable of pumping at flow rates of approximately 250 nl min−1 and real-time mixing in low flow rate (<1 µl min−1) devices typical in microfluidic systems.

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Submitted
21 Jul 2008
Accepted
14 Oct 2008
First published
24 Oct 2008

Lab Chip, 2009,9, 41-43
Article type
Communication

Lateral cavity acoustic transducer

A. R. Tovar and A. P. Lee, Lab Chip, 2009, 9, 41
DOI: 10.1039/B812435C

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