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Title: Ionic electroactive polymer actuators as active microfluidic mixers

Abstract

On-chip sample processing is integral to the continued development of lab-on-a-chip devices for various applications. An active microfluidic mixer prototype is proposed using ionic electroactive polymer actuators (IEAPAs) as artificial cilia. A proof-of-concept experiment was performed in which the actuators were shown to produce localized flow pattern disruptions in the laminar flow regime. Suggestions for further engineering and optimization of a scaled-down, complete device are provided. Furthermore, the device in its current state of development necessitates further engineering, the use of IEAPAs addresses issues currently associated with the use of electromechanical actuators as active microfluidic mixers and may prove to be a useful alternative to other similar materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
OSTI Identifier:
1234465
Report Number(s):
IS-J-8878
Journal ID: ISSN 1759-9660; AMNECT
Grant/Contract Number:  
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI); AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Analytical Methods
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 1759-9660
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; active microfluidic mixer; artificial cilia; electroactive polymers; soft actuator

Citation Formats

Meis, Catherine, Montazami, Reza, and Hashemi, Nastaran. Ionic electroactive polymer actuators as active microfluidic mixers. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/C5AY01061F.
Meis, Catherine, Montazami, Reza, & Hashemi, Nastaran. Ionic electroactive polymer actuators as active microfluidic mixers. United States. doi:10.1039/C5AY01061F.
Meis, Catherine, Montazami, Reza, and Hashemi, Nastaran. Fri . "Ionic electroactive polymer actuators as active microfluidic mixers". United States. doi:10.1039/C5AY01061F. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1234465.
@article{osti_1234465,
title = {Ionic electroactive polymer actuators as active microfluidic mixers},
author = {Meis, Catherine and Montazami, Reza and Hashemi, Nastaran},
abstractNote = {On-chip sample processing is integral to the continued development of lab-on-a-chip devices for various applications. An active microfluidic mixer prototype is proposed using ionic electroactive polymer actuators (IEAPAs) as artificial cilia. A proof-of-concept experiment was performed in which the actuators were shown to produce localized flow pattern disruptions in the laminar flow regime. Suggestions for further engineering and optimization of a scaled-down, complete device are provided. Furthermore, the device in its current state of development necessitates further engineering, the use of IEAPAs addresses issues currently associated with the use of electromechanical actuators as active microfluidic mixers and may prove to be a useful alternative to other similar materials.},
doi = {10.1039/C5AY01061F},
journal = {Analytical Methods},
number = 24,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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