Campus Units

Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Center for Advanced Host Defenses, Immunobiotics and Translational Comparative Medicine

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Analytical Methods

Volume

7

Issue

24

First Page

10217

Last Page

10223

DOI

10.1039/C5AY01061F

Abstract

On-chip sample processing is integral to the continued development of lab-on-a-chip devices for various applications. An active microfluidic mixer prototype is proposed using ionic electroactive polymer actuators (IEAPAs) as artificial cilia. A proof-of-concept experiment was performed in which the actuators were shown to produce localized flow pattern disruptions in the laminar flow regime. Suggestions for further engineering and optimization of a scaled-down, complete device are provided. While the device in its current state of development necessitates further engineering, the use of IEAPAs addresses issues currently associated with the use of electromechanical actuators as active microfluidic mixers and may prove to be a useful alternative to other similar materials.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Meis, Catherine, Reza Montazami, and Nastaran Hashemi. "Ionic electroactive polymer actuators as active microfluidic mixers." Analytical Methods 7, no. 24 (2015): 10217-10223. DOI: 10.1039/C5AY01061F. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Royal Society of Chemistry

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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