Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Biomicrofludics

Volume

8

Issue

4

First Page

044106

DOI

10.1063/1.4891099

Abstract

This paper describes the use of electro-hydrodynamic actuation to control the transition between three major flow patterns of an aqueous-oil Newtonian flowin a microchannel: droplets, beads-on-a-string (BOAS), and multi-stream laminar flow. We observed interesting transitional flow patterns between droplets and BOAS as the electric field was modulated. The ability to control flow patterns of a two-phase fluid in a microchannel adds to the microfluidic tool box and improves our understanding of this interesting fluid behavior.

Comments

This article is published as Liu, Dingsheng, Bejan Hakimi, Michael Volny, Joelle Rolfs, Robbyn K. Anand, Frantisek Turecek, and Daniel T. Chiu. "Modulating patterns of two-phase flow with electric fields." Biomicrofluidics 8, no. 4 (2014): 044106. 10.1063/1.4891099. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

AIP Publishing LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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