Cavitation as a Microfluidic Tool

Claus-Dieter Ohl, Pedro Antonio Quinto-Su, Rory Dijkink, Roberto Gonzalez, Firdaus Prabowo, Xiaohu Huang, Tom Wu, Vasan Venugopalan

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Abstract

Cavitation in confined geometries in particular in narrow gaps prevalent in microfluidic geometries allows for novel applications. Here we will give an overview of successful demonstrations of cavitation as a microfluidic tool. Cavitation can pump and mix liquids very rapidly, move objects such as cells, rupture plasma membranes, probe elastic properties in micro-rheology, study coalescence, and even create arbitrary superpositions of shock waves. In all areas, bubbles are created with a focused laser which allows precise temporal and spatial control. With the usage of digital holography arbitrary configurations of bubbles can be created such as bubble clusters, squarish, toroidal, or even linear cavitation bubbles. Interestingly, even in very narrow gaps of a few tens of microns most of the bubble dynamics can be described with potential flow. This presentation will summarize published work and show current research under progress.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV2009
Subtitle of host publicationAugust 17-22, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Pages420-424
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61782-642-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2009 - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 200922 Aug 2009
Conference number: 7

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2009
Abbreviated titleCAV
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor
Period17/08/0922/08/09

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bubbles
potential flow
geometry
rheology
holography
coalescing
shock waves
elastic properties
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membranes
probes
liquids
configurations
cells
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Ohl, C-D., Quinto-Su, P. A., Dijkink, R., Gonzalez, R., Prabowo, F., Huang, X., ... Venugopalan, V. (2009). Cavitation as a Microfluidic Tool. In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV2009: August 17-22, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (pp. 420-424). Curran Associates Inc..
Ohl, Claus-Dieter ; Quinto-Su, Pedro Antonio ; Dijkink, Rory ; Gonzalez, Roberto ; Prabowo, Firdaus ; Huang, Xiaohu ; Wu, Tom ; Venugopalan, Vasan. / Cavitation as a Microfluidic Tool. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV2009: August 17-22, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Curran Associates Inc., 2009. pp. 420-424
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Cavitation as a Microfluidic Tool. / Ohl, Claus-Dieter; Quinto-Su, Pedro Antonio; Dijkink, Rory; Gonzalez, Roberto; Prabowo, Firdaus; Huang, Xiaohu; Wu, Tom; Venugopalan, Vasan.

Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV2009: August 17-22, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Curran Associates Inc., 2009. p. 420-424.

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