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We report an active micromixer which utilizes vortex generation due to non-equilibrium electrokinetics near the interface between a microchannnel and a nanochannel networks membrane (NCNM), constructed from geometrically controlled in situ self-assembled nanoparticles. A large interfacing area where it is possible to generate vortices can be realized,(More)
This paper proposes a novel method to form ion-selective nanochannel networks between two microfluidic channels using geometrically controlled in situ self-assembled nanoparticles. We present a thorough experimental and theoretical analysis of nanoscale electrokinetics using the proposed microplatform. The nano-interstices between these assembled(More)
Clean and sustainable energy generation from ambient environments is important not only for large scale systems, but also for tiny electrical devices, because of the limitations of batteries or external power sources. Chemical concentration gradients are promising energy resources to power micro/nanodevices sustainably without discharging any pollutants. In(More)
We describe a quantitative study of vortex generation due to non-equilibrium electrokinetics near a micro/nanochannel interface. The microfluidic device is comprised of a microchannel with a set of nanochannels. These perm-selective nanochannels induce flow instability and thereby produce strong vortex generation. We performed tracking visualization of(More)
Reverse electrodialysis (RED) technology generates energy from the salinity gradient by contacting waters with different salinity. Herein, we develop the disposable skin patch using this eco-friendly energy. The current density, which can be controlled easily without special circuit, is enough to iontophoretic drug delivery. In vitro study, this(More)
Research interest on transportation of ion through nanoscale geometries has increased recently due to its emerging applications such as energy harvesting, biomolecule concentration/separation, water purification, chemical mixing etc. Besides of application studies using ion transportation, the fundamental research for revealing and understanding mechanism(More)
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