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    • Buckling of Dielectric Elastomeric Plates for Soft, Electrically Active Microfluidic Pumps 

      Tavakol, Behrouz; Bozlar, Michael; Punckt, Christian; Froehlicher, Guillaume; Stone, Howard A.; Aksay, Ilhan A.; Holmes, Douglas P. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-05-15)
      Elastic instabilities, when properly implemented within soft, mechanical structures, can generate advanced functionality. In this work, we use the voltage-induced buckling of thin, flexible plates to pump fluids within a ...
    • Control and Manipulation of Microfluidic Flow via Elastic Deformations 

      Holmes, Douglas P.; Tavakol, Behrouz; Froehlicher, Guillaume; Stone, Howard A. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013-05-08)
      We utilize elastic deformations via mechanical actuation to control and direct fluid flow within a flexible microfluidic device. The device consists of a microchannel with a flexible arch prepared by the buckling of a thin ...