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TitlePiezoelectric transducer system for improving mixing in 96 well microplates
Author(s)Silva, Luís Guilherme Veiga Rebelo
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
Minas, Graça
KeywordsAcoustic mixing
Piezoelectric transducer
Microfluidic device
Issue date20-Feb-2013
Abstract(s)The continuous development of microfluidic devices leads to the need of managing fluids at micro-scales and improve reaction times by means of an efficient mixing process. Due to the associated phenomenon, known as acoustic streaming, ultrasounds are able to promote mixing of fluids, thereby reducing the time and cost expended in the process. This work shows the development of an ultrasound system based on piezoelectric materials in order to promote agitation and mixture of fluids in a laboratorial 96 well microplate, which is a standard equipment in biochemical analysis. The results showed that the mixing process can be improved with the help of ultrasounds.
TypeConference paper
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em livros de atas/Papers in proceedings
DEI - Artigos em atas de congressos internacionais

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