Engineering flow cross-section via programmed pillars

Hamed Amini, Mahdokht Masaeli, Elodie Sollier, Yu Xie, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Howard A. Stone, Dino Di Carlo

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Abstract

We introduce the ability to engineer the cross-sectional shape of a fluid using the integrated inertial flow deformations induced by sequences of simple microstructures (i.e. pillars). Discretization of single pillar operations followed by their programmed superposition allows the hierarchical assembly of complex flow programs. The introduction of a general strategy to program fluid streams in which the complexity of the nonlinear equations of fluid motion are abstracted from the user can impact biological, chemical and materials automation in the same way that abstraction of semiconductor physics from computer programmers enabled a revolution in computation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages67-69
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806452
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: Oct 28 2012Nov 1 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012

Other

Other16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period10/28/1211/1/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

Keywords

  • Flow control
  • Flow deformation
  • Inertial microfluidics
  • Mass transport
  • Sequential programming

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    Amini, H., Masaeli, M., Sollier, E., Xie, Y., Ganapathysubramanian, B., Stone, H. A., & Di Carlo, D. (2012). Engineering flow cross-section via programmed pillars. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 (pp. 67-69). (Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.