Modeling microparticles' path in DEP-FFF microfludic devices

Bobby Mathew, Anas Alazzam, Mohammad Abutayeh, Ion Stiharu

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Abstract

This article documents the development of a dynamic model for predicting the trajectory of microparticles in a DEP-FFF microfluidic device. The electrode configuration is such that the top and bottom surfaces support multiple finite sized electrodes in the range of few micrometers. The electric potential inside the microchannel takes the form of Laplace equation while the equations of motion are based on Newton's second law. The forces considered include that due to inertia, drag, gravity, buoyancy and dielectrophoresis. All governing equations are solved using finite difference method with a spatial step size of 0.5 μm and temporal step size of 10-4s. In addition, a parametric study is carried out in order to understand the individual influence of operating and geometric parameters on the path of microparticles. The parameters considered include microparticle radius, actuation voltage, volumetric flow rate and microchannel height. It is found that all parameters influence the transient trajectory of microparticles while only a few parameters influence the final levitation height of microparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479985500
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2015 - Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 19 2015Aug 21 2015

Publication series

NameRSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings

Other

Other10th IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2015
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Terengganu
Period8/19/158/21/15

Keywords

  • dielectrophoresis
  • dynamic model
  • field flow fractionation
  • microchannel
  • Microparticle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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