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Experimental and theoretical analyses of three-dimensional microflows generated by an optical mixer
Author(s): Hiroo Ukita; Kosaku Takada; Yoshito Itoh
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Paper Abstract

A micro total analysis system (μ-TAS) is expected to reduce inspection time or the amount of reagent needed. Because of the small Reynolds number in a microchannel, mixing is performed mainly by diffusion. We have proposed an active method to stir a liquid by an optical mixer to improve efficiency. A fabricated optical mixer (SU-8, 20 μm in diameter) is secured inside a chamber at the focal point of the NA=1.4 objective lens and generates flows around it. We have analyzed the micro-liquid velocity vectors and the flux amount around three kinds of mixers (3, 4 and 5 wings) with an upward-directed YAG laser beam at different depths for both horizontal and vertical rotations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5514, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation, (18 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.556645
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroo Ukita, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
Kosaku Takada, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
Yoshito Itoh, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5514:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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