Electro-manipulation of droplets for microfluidic applications

L. T. Corson, C. Tsakonas, B. R. Duffy, N. J. Mottram, C. V. Brown, S. K. Wilson

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Abstract

This paper discusses electro-manipulation of droplets for microfluidic applications. There is a growing technology-driven interest in using external influences to move or shape small quantities of liquids, referred to as microfluidic actuation. The use of electrical, rather than mechanical, forces to achieve this actuation is convenient because the resultant devices contain no moving parts. Existing non-mechanical microfluidic actuation techniques that are driven by the application of a voltage include electrowetting and liquid dielectrophoresis, with many applications including lab-on-a-chip, polymer surface patterning, as well as optimisation of optical properties for polymer microlenses, and droplet driven displays.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014
EditorsGiovanni Russo, Vincenzo Capasso, Giuseppe Nicosia, Vittorio Romano
PublisherSpringer
Pages1073-1080
Number of pages7
Volume22
ISBN (Print)9783319234120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2017
EventECMI 2014 - European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry - Taormina, Italy
Duration: 9 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameMathematics in Industry
PublisherSpringer
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1612-3956

Conference

ConferenceECMI 2014 - European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry
CountryItaly
CityTaormina
Period9/06/1413/06/14

Keywords

  • droplets
  • microfluidic applications
  • microfluidic actuation

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