Artificial cilia: Mimicking nature through magnetic actuation

S.N. Khaderi, M.G.H.M. Baltussen, P.D. Anderson, D. Ioan, J.M.J. Den Toonder, P.R. Onck

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Manipulation of bio-fluids in microchannels faces many challenges in the development of lab-on-a-chip devices. We propose magnetically actuated artificial cilia which can propel fluids in microchannels. These cilia are magnetic films which can be actuated by an external magnetic field, leading to an asymmetric motion like that of natural cilia. The coupling between different physical mechanisms (magnetostatics, solid mechanics and fluid dynamics) is numerically established. In this work we quantify the flow through a microfluidic channel as a function of its geometry for a characteristic set of dimensionless parameters.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelMaterials and Strategies for Lab-on-a-Chip - Biological Analysis, Cell-Material Interfaces and Fluidic Assembly of Nanostructures
RedacteurenShashi K. Murthy, Saif A. Khan, Victor M. Ugaz
Plaats van productieCambridge
UitgeverijCambridge University Press
Aantal pagina's6
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-107-40815-9
StatusGepubliceerd - 2009
Evenement2009 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 13 apr 200917 apr 2009

Publicatie series

NaamMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN van geprinte versie0272-9172


Congres2009 MRS Spring Meeting
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadSan Francisco, CA


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