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Tunable particle focusing in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis-modified inertial effects

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Abstract


  • In this work, a novel microfluidic platform for tunable particle focusing in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis (EP)-modified inertial effects was presented. By exerting an EP force on the charged microparticles, a relative velocity gap between microspheres and fluid in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays was implemented. The relative velocity and fluid shear will induce shear-slip lift force (Saffman lift force) perpendicular to the mainstream direction. Therefore, the focusing pattern can be altered using the electrophoresis-induced Saffman force. The effects of electric field direction, flow rate, electric field magnitude, and particle size were also studied. This demonstrates the possibility of adjusting the particle inertial focusing pattern in a straight channel with with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis. Manipulation of the lateral migration of focusing streaks increases controllability in applications such as blood cell filtration and the separation of cells by size.

Authors


  •   Yuan, Dan (external author)
  •   Pan, Chao (external author)
  •   Zhang, Jun (external author)
  •   Yan, Sheng (external author)
  •   Zhao, Qianbin (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel
  •   Li, Weihua

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Yuan, D., Pan, C., Zhang, J., Yan, S., Zhao, Q., Alici, G. & Li, W. (2016). Tunable particle focusing in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis-modified inertial effects. Micromachines, 7 (11), 195-1-195-11.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85000405942

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7358&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6328

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Start Page


  • 195-1

End Page


  • 195-11

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • In this work, a novel microfluidic platform for tunable particle focusing in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis (EP)-modified inertial effects was presented. By exerting an EP force on the charged microparticles, a relative velocity gap between microspheres and fluid in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays was implemented. The relative velocity and fluid shear will induce shear-slip lift force (Saffman lift force) perpendicular to the mainstream direction. Therefore, the focusing pattern can be altered using the electrophoresis-induced Saffman force. The effects of electric field direction, flow rate, electric field magnitude, and particle size were also studied. This demonstrates the possibility of adjusting the particle inertial focusing pattern in a straight channel with with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis. Manipulation of the lateral migration of focusing streaks increases controllability in applications such as blood cell filtration and the separation of cells by size.

Authors


  •   Yuan, Dan (external author)
  •   Pan, Chao (external author)
  •   Zhang, Jun (external author)
  •   Yan, Sheng (external author)
  •   Zhao, Qianbin (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel
  •   Li, Weihua

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Yuan, D., Pan, C., Zhang, J., Yan, S., Zhao, Q., Alici, G. & Li, W. (2016). Tunable particle focusing in a straight channel with symmetric semicircle obstacle arrays using electrophoresis-modified inertial effects. Micromachines, 7 (11), 195-1-195-11.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85000405942

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7358&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6328

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 195-1

End Page


  • 195-11

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland