Surface Acoustic Wave Based Microfluidics and Droplet Applications
Surface acoustic waves are used to induce acoustic streaming in small amounts of liquid on a chip surface. Both mixing as well as actuation of the fluid can be achieved in an efficient and controllable manner. This way, highly complex chip based assay laboratories can be created. Combined with elastomer microfluidic devices and droplet based microreactors, high speed and very selective cell sorters have been recently demonstrated.