Journal article

Acoustic fields and microfluidic patterning around embedded micro-structures subject to surface acoustic waves

David J Collins, Richard O'Rorke, Adrian Neild, Jongyoon Han, Ye Ai

Soft Matter | Royal Society of Chemistry | Published : 2019


Recent research has shown that interactions between acoustic waves and microfluidic channels can generate microscale interference patterns with the application of a traveling surface acoustic wave (SAW), effectively creating standing wave patterns with a traveling wave. Forces arising from this interference can be utilized for precise manipulation of micron-sized particles and biological cells. The patterns that have been produced with this method, however, have been limited to straight lines and grids from flat channel walls, and where the spacing resulting from this interference has not previously been comprehensively explored. In this work we examine the interaction between both straight ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier 2

Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the support received from Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (T2MOE1603) awarded to Y. A. D. C. was partially supported by SUTD-MIT joint postdoctoral fellowship.