Traveling wave electro-kinetic transport in microfluidic devices
The simulation of particle motion in microfluidic channels involving traveling wave (TW) electrophoresis, dielectric polarization, and electro-osmotic flow (EOF) is described. Low voltage, low frequency operation is enabled by controlled electrolysis. Fluid equations are simplified by the use of empirical data on current injection to determine velocity for comparison against approximation and successfully validated against the Smoluchowski equation for EOF velocity.
- download PDF (267K)
Lean, M. Traveling wave electro-kinetic transport in microfluidic devices. 13th IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC 2008); 2008 May 11-15; Athens, Greece.
Copyright © IEEE, 2008. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.