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Inter-Particle Effects with a Large Population in Acoustofluidics

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State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 28 West Xianning Road, Xi’an 710049, China
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State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
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Actuators 2020, 9(4), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040101
Received: 6 September 2020 / Revised: 1 October 2020 / Accepted: 5 October 2020 / Published: 10 October 2020
The ultrasonic manipulation of cells and bioparticles in a large population is a maturing technology. There is an unmet demand for improved theoretical understanding of the particle–particle interactions at a high concentration. In this study, a semi-analytical method combining the Jacobi–Anger expansion and two-dimensional finite element solution of the scattering problem is proposed to calculate the acoustic radiation forces acting on massive compressible particles. Acoustic interactions on arrangements of up to several tens of particles are investigated. The particle radius ranges from the Rayleigh scattering limit (ka«1) to the Mie scattering region (ka≈1). The results show that the oscillatory spatial distribution of the secondary radiation force is related to the relative size of co-existing particles, not the absolute value (for particles with the same radius). In addition, the acoustic interaction is non-transmissible for a group of identical particles. For a large number of equidistant particles arranged along a line, the critical separation distance for the attraction force decreases as the number of particles increases, but eventually plateaus (for 16 particles). The range of attraction for the formed cluster is stabilized when the number of aggregated particles reaches a certain value. View Full-Text
Keywords: acoustic radiation force; secondary force; acoustic interaction; particle agglomeration acoustic radiation force; secondary force; acoustic interaction; particle agglomeration
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Jia, K.; Wang, Y.; Li, L.; Chen, J.; Yang, K. Inter-Particle Effects with a Large Population in Acoustofluidics. Actuators 2020, 9, 101. https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040101

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Jia K, Wang Y, Li L, Chen J, Yang K. Inter-Particle Effects with a Large Population in Acoustofluidics. Actuators. 2020; 9(4):101. https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040101

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Jia, Kun, Yulong Wang, Liqiang Li, Jian Chen, and Keji Yang. 2020. "Inter-Particle Effects with a Large Population in Acoustofluidics" Actuators 9, no. 4: 101. https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040101

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