Design and motion control of self-propelled droplets

Aya Suzuki, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

We reported a new oil droplet system that was autonomously driven by the energy of oil-water interactions, and its motion control. Two factors influenced droplet motion: the force from the ejection of products and the effect of convective flows following the chemical reaction of an anhydride in hexamethylenediamine solution. The micro-to milliscale oil droplets moved along designed flow channels by deforming in an amoeboid motion. Also, we specifically demonstrated their motions in microfluidic channels. Such droplets offer considerable potential for use as transportable actuators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages310-313
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479935086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Jan 262014 Jan 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Conference

Conference27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period14/1/2614/1/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Suzuki, A., Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2014). Design and motion control of self-propelled droplets. In MEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 310-313). [6765638] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765638