In this work, a Piezo actuated Valveless micropump is proposed for applications in Micro-Total Analysis Systems (μTAS) and Lab-on-a-Chip. Flow rectification in the micropump has been brought about with the use of a diffuser element. The device is fabricated on PDMS-Glass substrate with the glass acting as the diaphragm. A PZT disc is integrated with the setup for actuation. The micropump has been characterized for its dynamic behavior, flow characteristics, and pressure. It was found that the maximum flow rate for the micropump was obtained at low frequency which makes it usable for practical μTAS applications.
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Piezo-Actuated Valveless Micropumps for Micro-Total Analysis Systems
Chandrasekaran, A, & Packirisamy, M. "Piezo-Actuated Valveless Micropumps for Micro-Total Analysis Systems." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. ASME 2010 7th International Symposium on Fluid-Structure Interactions, Flow-Sound Interactions, and Flow-Induced Vibration and Noise: Volume 3, Parts A and B. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 1–5, 2010. pp. 1099-1102. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-31216
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