Biomedical Microdevices

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 169–174

Focused Flow Micropump Using Ultrasonic Flexural Plate Waves

Authors

  • Audra H. Meng
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of CaliforniaBerkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
  • Nam-Trung Nguyen
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of CaliforniaBerkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
  • Richard M. White
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of CaliforniaBerkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009905926740

Cite this article as:
Meng, A.H., Nguyen, N. & White, R.M. Biomedical Microdevices (2000) 2: 169. doi:10.1023/A:1009905926740

Abstract

In this paper, a micromachined pump is presented that uses ultrasonic flexural plate waves traveling along a thin membrane to excite an acoustic field in the fluid that is in contact with the membrane. The acoustic field generates fluid flow by the mechanism of acoustic streaming. A novel combination of radial transducers and unidirectional fluid flow produces a fluid micropump capable of achieving flow speeds up to 1.15 millimeters per second, much faster than flow speeds previously obtained. In addition, the radial transducers successfully focused 2-micron polystyrene spheres over a beam waist of less than 100 microns. Also presented are techniques used to characterize thipt>

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