A Micromanipulator and Transporter Based on Vibrating Bubbles in an Open Chip Environment
AbstractA novel micromanipulation technique of multi-objectives based on vibrating bubbles in an open chip environment is described in this paper. Bubbles were created in an aqueous medium by the thermal energy converted from a laser. When the piezoelectric stack fixed under the chip vibrated the bubbles, micro-objects (microparticles, cells, etc.) rapidly moved towards the bubbles. Results from numerical simulation demonstrate that convective flow around the bubbles can provide forces to capture objects. Since bubbles can be generated at arbitrary destinations in the open chip environment, they can act as both micromanipulators and transporters. As a result, micro- and bio-objects could be collected and transported effectively as masses in the open chip environment. This makes it possible for scientific instruments, such as atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning ion conductive microscopy (SICM), to operate the micro-objects directly in an open chip environment. View Full-Text
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Dai, L.; Jiao, N.; Wang, X.; Liu, L. A Micromanipulator and Transporter Based on Vibrating Bubbles in an Open Chip Environment. Micromachines 2017, 8, 130.
Dai L, Jiao N, Wang X, Liu L. A Micromanipulator and Transporter Based on Vibrating Bubbles in an Open Chip Environment. Micromachines. 2017; 8(4):130.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dai, Liguo; Jiao, Niandong; Wang, Xiaodong; Liu, Lianqing. 2017. "A Micromanipulator and Transporter Based on Vibrating Bubbles in an Open Chip Environment." Micromachines 8, no. 4: 130.
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