Nature-inspired micro-fluidic manipulation using artificial cilia

Jaap M.J. Den Toonder, Dirk J. Broer, Murray Gillies, Judith De Goede, Titie Mol, Wim Talen, Hans Wilderbeek

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Abstract

We have developed polymer-based micro-actuators that can be set in motion electrostatically. When integrated in a micro-fluidic channel, the effect of the moving actuators resembles that of so-called "cilia" (beating microscopic hairs) that occur in nature and which are used for example in micro-organism propulsion. We have shown experimentally that, indeed, our artificial cilia can induce significant flow velocities of at least 75 μm/s in a fluid with a viscosity of 10 mPas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages561-563
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 Nov 20069 Nov 2006

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Conference10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period5/11/069/11/06

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Fluidics
Actuators
Flow velocity
Propulsion
Polymers
Viscosity
Fluids

Keywords

  • Artificial cilia
  • Electrostatics
  • Micro-fluidics
  • Polymer micro-actuators

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Den Toonder, J. M. J., Broer, D. J., Gillies, M., De Goede, J., Mol, T., Talen, W., & Wilderbeek, H. (2006). Nature-inspired micro-fluidic manipulation using artificial cilia. 561-563. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006, Tokyo, Japan.
Den Toonder, Jaap M.J. ; Broer, Dirk J. ; Gillies, Murray ; De Goede, Judith ; Mol, Titie ; Talen, Wim ; Wilderbeek, Hans. / Nature-inspired micro-fluidic manipulation using artificial cilia. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006, Tokyo, Japan.3 p.
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Nature-inspired micro-fluidic manipulation using artificial cilia. / Den Toonder, Jaap M.J.; Broer, Dirk J.; Gillies, Murray; De Goede, Judith; Mol, Titie; Talen, Wim; Wilderbeek, Hans.

2006. 561-563 Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006, Tokyo, Japan.

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Den Toonder JMJ, Broer DJ, Gillies M, De Goede J, Mol T, Talen W et al. Nature-inspired micro-fluidic manipulation using artificial cilia. 2006. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006, Tokyo, Japan.