Characterization of an elastomeric microfluidic energy storage device

Christopher J. Easley, James M. Karlinsey, James P. Landers

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Abstract

This paper reports the design, fabrication and characterization of a microfluidic capacitor analog for energy storage in the form of fluid volume. The fluidic capacitor was treated as an analog to an electrical capacitor and could, therefore, be used for similar applications when included in fluidic RC circuits. This component was shown to be passive in nature, affording defined flow profile shaping of small volumes. Furthermore, a two-valve microfluidic pump was developed using a passive unidirectional component similar to an electrical diode. This pump configuration eliminated the pullback that is inherent to three-valve diaphragm pumping systems and allowed for more reliable characterization of the fluidic capacitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherTransducer Research Foundation
Pages55-57
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0974361119, 9780974361116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2005 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2005Oct 13 2005

Publication series

NameMicro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
Volume1

Other

Other9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period10/9/0510/13/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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    Easley, C. J., Karlinsey, J. M., & Landers, J. P. (2005). Characterization of an elastomeric microfluidic energy storage device. In Micro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 55-57). (Micro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences; Vol. 1). Transducer Research Foundation.