Artificial cilia for microparticle manipulation and anti-fouling

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Abstract

The (bio-)fouling of surfaces submerged in liquid forms serious a problem for many applications. One inspiration to address this issue is the use of cilia which, in nature, are found very effective in particle manipulation. We have fabricated magnetically actuated artificial cilia (MAAC) using a novel out-of-cleanroom, cost-effective and potentially large-scale roll-pulling method. When actuated by a rotating magnet, the MAAC perform a synchronized tilted conical movement and hence generate fluid flow which is of great importance in manipulating surrounding particles. The geometrical arrangement and aspect ratios of the MAAC can be adjusted by varying process parameters and material compositions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016) - Convention Center Dublin Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay Dublin 1 IRELAND, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 Oct 201613 Oct 2016
Conference number: 20
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Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016)
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period9/10/1613/10/16
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Keywords

  • artificial cilia
  • antifouling
  • particle manipulation

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Zhang, S., Wang, Y., & den Toonder, J. M. J. (2016). Artificial cilia for microparticle manipulation and anti-fouling. Poster session presented at 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016), Dublin, Ireland.