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Two-dimensional electrostatic actuation of droplets using a single electrode panel and development of disposable plastic film card

Lebrasseur, Eric and Al-Haq, Muhammad Imran and Choi, Wan-Kyu and Hirano, Masaaki and Tsuchiya, Hidenori and Torii, Toru and Higuchi, Toshiro and Yamazaki, Hiroki and Shinohara, Etsuo (2007) Two-dimensional electrostatic actuation of droplets using a single electrode panel and development of disposable plastic film card. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 136 (1). 358 - 366.

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Abstract

In order to form large micro-droplet-arrays, we have developed a device that can merge and transport microdroplets in two directions. Transportation of droplets is performed by electrostatic actuation technique. The speciality of this method is that it uses only one electrode panel, based on standard printed circuit board (PCB), and in it, only 18 independent controls are needed. We have also developed disposable plastic films cards, which can substantialy reduce the development cost because the actuation chip has been separated into two parts: a fixed electrode panel and a less costly removable card. The droplets array is formed and analyzed in the card.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:25th Anniversary of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
Uncontrolled Keywords:Droplets; Electrostatic actuation; Electrowetting; Microarrays; Plastic film card
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
ID Code:4855
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:27 Apr 2009 10:42
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 10:42

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