Abstract

Bubble dynamics inside micro domains was manipulated and used to pump liquid. Micropillars were formed inside two 1.5 mm wide and 220 µm high microchannels with a length of 23 mm. One microchannel had three arrays of micropillars with diameters of 40 µm and the other had a single array of micropillars with diameters of 30 µm. An array of five 200 µm by 200 µm heaters was deposited inside these micropillar arrays and was used to control bubble size and trajectory. A sequential power switching of the heaters was used to pump liquid in a desired direction with a flow rate of up to 133 µl/min for the three arrays micropillars microchannel and up to 44.4 µl/min for the single array micropillars device.

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Graduation Date

2019

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Peles, Yoav

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007757

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0007757

Language

English

Release Date

June 2024

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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