A reliable and programmable acoustofluidic pump powered by oscillating sharp-edge structures.
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.
Huang, P-H; Nama, N; Mao, Z; Li, P; Rufo, J; Chen, Y; Xie, Y; Wei, C-H; Wang, L; Huang, TJ
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