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Chapter 16

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.

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Print publication date
15 Dec 2014
Copyright year
2015
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-671-8
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-706-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-351-9