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Reciprocating thermocapillary plug motion in an externally heated capillary
This paper reports the concept and experimental results of reciprocating thermocapillary motion of a liquid plug in microchannels. This paper first describes a one-dimensional analytical model for the transport of microplugs ...
Chaotic motion of microplugs under high-frequency thermocapillary actuation
This paper reports experimental results on chaotic motion of liquid plugs under high-frequency thermocapillary actuation. In the experiments, two heaters were alternately activated. The liquid plug was positioned in a glass ...
Thermocapillary actuation of a water droplet encapsulated in an oil plug
This paper reports the theoretical and experimental results of thermocapillary actuation of silicon oil plugs with encapsulated water droplet inside a capillary tube. The paper first describes the analytical models for ...
Thermocapillary actuation of liquid plugs using a heater array
With the aim toward realizing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in plug-based capillary platforms, this paper reports the theoretical and experimental results of thermocapillary actuation for ...
Thermocapillary actuation of droplet in a planar microchannel
A study on thermocapillary actuation of liquid droplet in a planar microchannel has been carried out by both theoretical modeling and experimental characterization. The driving temperature gradients are provided by four ...