We report nano-engineered surfaces (NanoTurf), designed to make various micro- and nano-fluidic devices and systems less frictional for liquid flows, and describe microchannels made with such a surface. While our group has reported a dramatic (> 95%) drag reduction of discrete droplets flowing in a space between two parallel-plates covered with “random” nano-posts created by the “black silicon method” , this paper describes various nanofabrication techniques, including those capable of “designing” nanostructures with not only a good control of pattern sizes and periods but also practical manufacturability to be embedded in various micro- and nano-fluidic devices and systems. Microchannels are developed using the designed nanostructure surfaces and used for continuous flow tests.
Nanoturf Surfaces for Reduction of Liquid Flow Drag in Microchannels
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Choi, C, Kim, J, & Kim, C. "Nanoturf Surfaces for Reduction of Liquid Flow Drag in Microchannels." Proceedings of the ASME 2004 3rd Integrated Nanosystems Conference. Design, Synthesis, and Applications. Pasadena, California, USA. September 22–24, 2004. pp. 47-48. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/NANO2004-46078
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