Simulation of Micro-Electronic FlowFET Systems

Oana Tatiana Nedelcu, Robert W. Barber, Hans G. Kerkhoff, David R. Emerson, Raluca Muller, E.J. van der Wouden

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    A microelectronic fluidic system has been investigated by modeling and 3D simulation of fluid flow controlled by an applied gate voltage. The simulations have helped to characterize a novel FlowFET (a fluidic Field Effect Transistor) device under fault-free conditions. The FlowFET operates by applying a voltage field from a gate electrode in the insulated side wall of a microchannel to modulate the ⿣-potential at the shear plane [1]. The change in ⿣-potential can be used to control both the magnitude and direction of the electroosmotic flow in the microchannel.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationEuromech Colloquium 472, Microfluidics and Transfer, Abstracts of Euromech
    Place of PublicationUdine, Italy
    PublisherEuromech - European Mechanics Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2005

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    PublisherEuromech - European Mechanics Society


    • METIS-226935
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/507255
    • EWI-19989
    • IR-76704

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    Nedelcu, O. T., Barber, R. W., Kerkhoff, H. G., Emerson, D. R., Muller, R., & van der Wouden, E. J. (2005). Simulation of Micro-Electronic FlowFET Systems. In Euromech Colloquium 472, Microfluidics and Transfer, Abstracts of Euromech (pp. 1-4). Udine, Italy: Euromech - European Mechanics Society.