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
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1330-1331
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 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
http://www.microtasconferences.org/microtas2016/
http://www.microtas2016.org/

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
  • Fouling
  • Particle manipulation
  • Roll-pulling

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  • Prizes

    Travel grant from CBMS to attend MicroTAS 2016

    Zhang, Shuaizhong (Recipient), Oct 2016

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific

    Cite this

    Zhang, S., Wang, Y., & Toonder, J. D. (2016). Artificial cilia for microparticle manipulation and anti-fouling. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 1330-1331). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.