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dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Engineering Science and Mechanics Departmenten_US
dc.contributorPrinceton University. Department of Chemical & Biological Engineeringen_US
dc.contributorPrinceton University. Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.authorTavakol, Behrouzen_US
dc.contributor.authorBozlar, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorPunckt, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorFroehlicher, Guillaumeen_US
dc.contributor.authorStone, Howard A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAksay, Ilhan A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Douglas P.en_US
dc.identifier.citationTavakol, B., Bozlar, M., Punckt, C., Froehlicher, G., Stone, H. A., Aksay, I. A., & Holmes, D. P. (2014). Buckling of dielectric elastomeric plates for soft, electrically active microfluidic pumps. Soft Matter, 10(27), 4789-4794. doi: 10.1039/C4SM00753K
dc.description.abstractElastic 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 microfluidic channel. The soft electrodes that enable electrical actuation are compatible with fluids, and undergo large, reversible deformations. We quantified the onset of voltage-induced buckling, and measured the flow rate within the microchannel. This embeddable, flexible microfluidic pump will aid in the generation of new stand-alone microfluidic devices that require a tunable flow rate.
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Army Research Office. Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (ARO/MURI) - Grant W911NF-09-1-0476
dc.description.sponsorshipFrench Embassy in the United States. French American Cultural Exchange (PUF/FACE). Partner University Fund
dc.publisherThe Royal Society of Chemistry
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
dc.subjectElastic instabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectMicrofluidic technologyen_US
dc.subjectBiomedical fluidic devicesen_US
dc.subjectDigital microfluidicsen_US
dc.titleBuckling of Dielectric Elastomeric Plates for Soft, Electrically Active Microfluidic Pumpsen_US
dc.title.serialSoft Matter

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