Bio-inspired microfluidic pumping by roll-printed artificial cilia

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Abstract

Magnetic artificial cilia are bio-inspired micro-hairs covering a surface that can be actuated using a magnetic field to pump or mix fluids in microfluidic devices. This paper presents a novel fabrication method to realize magnetic artificial cilia using a roll-printing process. When integrated in a closedloop channel, the artificial cilia were shown to be capable of generating substantial microfluidic pumping using external magnetic actuation. The development of this cleanroom-free, high speed and potentially large area method of production of artificial cilia is another step towards their implementation in real-life applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016, 9-13 October 2016, Dublin, Ireland
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages152-153
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 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

  • Cilia
  • Cleanroom-free fabrication
  • Microfluidic pumping
  • Roll-pulling process

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