Propelling microobjects using a stationary DC voltage

M. Takinoue, H. Onoe, D. Kiriya, S. Takeuchi

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Abstract

We report a method for propelling microobjects under a DC voltage without switching the direction of the voltage. In this study, a stationary DC voltage (about 100 V) was applied to the microobjects (glass beads) in oil using ITO electrodes. The glass beads exhibited random or oscillatory motion when few beads less than four beads were placed between the electrodes; on the other hand, the mass of beads much more than four beads exhibited unidirectional motion as a group. This technique can be applied to transportation of microobjects under simple patterned-electrodes in microsystems without waveform generators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
Pages1177-1180
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 13
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2011 Jan 232011 Jan 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period11/1/2311/1/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Takinoue, M., Onoe, H., Kiriya, D., & Takeuchi, S. (2011). Propelling microobjects using a stationary DC voltage. In 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 (pp. 1177-1180). [5734641] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2011.5734641