Acoustofluidics for Particle Manipulation

We are developing acoustofluidic techniques for particle manipulation by using experimental and computational methods

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Particle separation by using continuously-phase modulated standing surface acoustic waves (CPM-SSAW)

Movie of the translation of the particle under CPM-SSAW (Reference: Lee J, Rhyou C, Kang B, Lee H. Continuously phase-modulated standing surface acoustic waves for separation of particles and cells in microfluidic channels containing multiple pressure nodes. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 50, No. 16, P. 165401, 2017)

Computational study of the pressure field and streaming field in the acoustofluidic device

Simulation result of the pressure field and streaming field in the acoustofluidic device and movie of the translation of microparticles in the device

Schematic of the forces acting on microparticles in fluid medium under standing pressure field

Schematic of acoustofluidic device which utilizes surface acoustic wave (SAW)