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Magnetically actuated micropumps using an Fe-PDMS composite membrane
Author(s): Jonathan J. Nagel; George Mikhail; Hongseok Noh; Jeonghoi Koo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe a novel Fe-PDMS composite that can be used to create magnetically actuated polymeric microstructures. The composite is formed by suspending <10μm iron (Fe) particles in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) at concentrations ranging from 25-75% by weight. Material properties and processing capabilities have been examined, and to demonstrate material's usefulness we have designed, fabricated, and tested two prototypical micropumps that utilize an Fe-PDMS actuator membrane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6172, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, 617213 (31 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658012
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Jonathan J. Nagel, Drexel Univ. (United States)
George Mikhail, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Hongseok Noh, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Jeonghoi Koo, Miami Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6172:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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