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

dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Engineering Science and Mechanics Departmenten
dc.contributorPrinceton University. Department of Chemical & Biological Engineeringen
dc.contributorPrinceton University. Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineeringen
dc.contributor.authorTavakol, Behrouzen
dc.contributor.authorBozlar, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorPunckt, Christianen
dc.contributor.authorFroehlicher, Guillaumeen
dc.contributor.authorStone, Howard A.en
dc.contributor.authorAksay, Ilhan A.en
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Douglas P.en
dc.contributor.departmentBiomedical Engineering and Mechanicsen
dc.date.accessed2015-04-17en
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-20T22:11:56Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-20T22:11:56Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05-15en
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.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Army Research Office. Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (ARO/MURI) - Grant W911NF-09-1-0476en
dc.description.sponsorshipFrench Embassy in the United States. French American Cultural Exchange (PUF/FACE). Partner University Funden
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
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/C4SM00753Ken
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1039/C4SM00753Ken
dc.identifier.issn1744-683Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51720en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/sm/c4sm00753ken
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe Royal Society of Chemistryen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unporteden
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en
dc.subjectElastic instabilitiesen
dc.subjectMicrofluidic technologyen
dc.subjectNanofluidicsen
dc.subjectBiomedical fluidic devicesen
dc.subjectDigital microfluidicsen
dc.titleBuckling of Dielectric Elastomeric Plates for Soft, Electrically Active Microfluidic Pumpsen
dc.title.serialSoft Matteren
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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