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Active microfluidic micromixer design using ionic polymer-metal composites

Annabestani, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2019

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1109/IranianCEE.2019.8786743
  3. Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc , 2019
  4. Abstract:
  5. In most of the microfluidic applications, it is necessary to have a mixed fluid from the beginning, but in microchannels, due to facing with low Reynolds flows, the fluids flow in the channel by the laminar regimes. Hence the mixing process is a challenging problem and researchers are trying to present fast and reliable micromixers. In this paper, using Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs), an active micromixer has been designed. To investigate the appropriateness of IPMC, using experimental and simulation tests, we show that the IPMC actuator is a potential candidate as an active element of microfluidic micromixers
  6. Keywords:
  7. IPMC ; Laminar flows ; Low Reynolds flow ; Microfluidics ; Laminar flow ; Mixers (machinery) ; Organic conductors ; Active elements ; Active micromixer ; Ionic polymer metal composites ; Micro fluidic applications ; Micromixers ; Simulation tests
  8. Source: 27th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, ICEE 2019, 30 April 2019 through 2 May 2019 ; 2019 , Pages 371-375 ; 9781728115085 (ISBN)
  9. URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8786743