Gate controlled high efficiency ballistic energy conversion system

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    Abstract

    Last year we demonstrated the microjet ballistic energy conversion system[1]. Here we show that the efficiency of such a system can be further improved by gate control. With gate control the electrical current generation is enhanced a hundred times with respect to the current generated from the zeta potential. A maximum efficiency of 48% is obtained us-ing a 30■m pore. Energy was still lost on viscous flow, surface production and air friction. The higher droplet charge density using gate control can also be used to decreases the required target voltage. Thus a 12% efficiency was achieved with 500V target voltage using a 10■m pore and voltage gating.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS
    EditorsR. Zengerle
    Place of PublicationFreiburg
    PublisherThe Printing House
    Pages1905-1907
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9798064-6-9
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2013
    Event17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, μTAS 2013 - Freiburg, Germany
    Duration: 27 Oct 201331 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 17

    Publication series

    NameMicroTAS
    PublisherThe Printing House
    NumberMicroTAS 2013
    ISSN (Print)1556-5904

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, μTAS 2013
    Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
    CountryGermany
    CityFreiburg
    Period27/10/1331/10/13

    Keywords

    • EWI-24051
    • METIS-300196
    • IR-88173

    Cite this

    Xie, Y., Bos, D., de Boer, H. L., van den Berg, A., & Eijkel, J. C. T. (2013). Gate controlled high efficiency ballistic energy conversion system. In R. Zengerle (Ed.), 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS (pp. 1905-1907). (MicroTAS; No. MicroTAS 2013). Freiburg: The Printing House.