kumar:154104

Summary

Conveyor-belt method for assembling microparticles into large-scale structures using electric fields. A. Kumar, A. Acrivos, B. Khusid, C.D. James and D. Jacqmin. Applied Physics Letters, 90(15):154104, 2007. (URL)

Abstract

The authors propose and experimentally demonstrate a conveyor-belt method appropriate for building large-scale microparticle structures by sequentially energizing electrodes to aggregate the particles into predetermined locations and then to translate them collectively to a work area for final assembly. This approach employs collective phenomena in a negatively polarized suspension exposed to a high-gradient strong ac electric field.

Bibtex entry

@ARTICLE { kumar:154104,
    AUTHOR = { A. Kumar and A. Acrivos and B. Khusid and C.D. James and D. Jacqmin },
    TITLE = { Conveyor-belt method for assembling microparticles into large-scale structures using electric fields },
    YEAR = { 2007 },
    JOURNAL = { Applied Physics Letters },
    VOLUME = { 90 },
    NUMBER = { 15 },
    PAGES = { 154104 },
    URL = { http://link.aip.org/link/?APL/90/154104/1 },
    ABSTRACT = { The authors propose and experimentally demonstrate a conveyor-belt method appropriate for building large-scale microparticle structures by sequentially energizing electrodes to aggregate the particles into predetermined locations and then to translate them collectively to a work area for final assembly. This approach employs collective phenomena in a negatively polarized suspension exposed to a high-gradient strong ac electric field. },
}