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Probing fluid flow using the force measurement capability of optical trapping

Eom, Namsoon; Stevens, Victoria; Wedding, A. Bruce; Sedev, Rossen; Connor, Jason

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Interest in microfluidics is rapidly expanding and the use of microchips as miniature chemical reactors is increasingly common. Microfluidic channels are now complex and combine several functions on a single chip. Fluid flow details are important but relatively few experimental methods are available to probe the flow in confined geometry. We use optical trapping of a small dielectric particle to probe the fluid flow. A highly focused laser beam attracts particles suspended in a liquid to its...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67106
Source: Advanced Powder Technology
DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2014.06.023

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