Self-beating gel pump powered by chemical energy

Koki Takahashi, Sumito Nagasawa, Shingo Maeda

研究成果: Conference contribution

6 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Many examples of microfluidic systems have been studied in various fields. Normally, micropumps in microfluidic systems are powered by electricity or heat generated from electric energy and the actuation is controlled by on-off switching of external inputs. Herein we report a novel autonomous flow control inside microfluidic channels powered by self-oscillating gels without external control devices. Self-oscillating gels exhibit a volume oscillation driven by the oscillatory Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. Our approach greatly simplifies the microfluidic system construction because there is no need for the electric wiring and source. In this paper, we first demonstrate a directional fluid pumping within microfluidic channels and a directional flow rate was 0.02 μL/min utilizing self-oscillating gels. This self-actuated pump could serve as a new framework for microfluidic devices.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIROS 2013
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ページ4040-4045
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 12 1
イベント2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
継続期間: 2013 11 32013 11 8

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN(印刷版)2153-0858
ISSN(電子版)2153-0866

Other

Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/11/313/11/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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