Concept of the PaTra - particle transporter with Simulated Particle movement

Conference: Mikro-Nano-Integration - 4. GMM-Workshop
11/12/2012 - 11/13/2012 at Berlin, Deutschland

Proceedings: Mikro-Nano-Integration

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rockenbach, Alexander; Schnakenberg, Uwe (RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1, Aachen, Germany)
Brücker, Christoph (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute for Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics, Freiberg, Germany)

We introduce the concept and simulations for an active transport of particles in single interface fluids. The active movement of cilia like flaps induces a fluid flow. The flaps are actuated by an interface membrane by deforming the membrane through pneumatic pressure from the backside. The membrane deflection affects the fluid and induces a flow. Particles localized over the flaps are pushed the fluid. By combining different asymmetric effects this multidirectional repulsion is supported by a preferred horizontal transport direction.