Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/48677
Title: Surface acoustic wave for microfluidic applications
Authors: Luong, Trung Dung
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Fluid mechanics
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Luong, T. D. (2012). Surface acoustic wave for microfluidic applications. Master’s thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Surface acoustic wave-based (SAW) microfluidics attracts attention from microfluidic research community due to its simple fabrication, large force and fast, yet efficient operation. The scope of this project is to develope a microfluidic platform based on the advantages offered by surface acoustic wave. SAW-based microfluidics can be categorized into droplet-based applications and continuous-flow applications. Droplet is actuated into unique behaviours depending on the applied SAW power. A wide range of droplet based applications have been employed utilizing these behaviours. In a continuous-flow system, applications are further categorized based on the interference of travelling SAW and standing SAW with the bulk liquid. The fabrication of SAW-microfluidic platform is based on standard microfabrication technology. Mixing, droplet formation, droplet actuation and particle sorting based on SAW actuation have been investigated.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/48677
DOI: 10.32657/10356/48677
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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