Conveyor-belt method for assembling microparticles into large-scale structures using electric fields

Anil Kumar, Andreas Acrivos, Boris Khusid, Conrad D. James, David Jacqmin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number154104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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