A theoretical model of a molecular-motor-powered pump.

  title={A theoretical model of a molecular-motor-powered pump.},
  author={Joseph L. Bull and Alan J. Hunt and Edgar Meyh{\"o}fer},
  journal={Biomedical microdevices},
  volume={7 1},
The motion of a cylindrical bead in a fluid contained within a two-dimensional channel is investigated using the boundary element method as a model of a biomolecular-motor-powered microfluidics pump. The novelty of the pump lies in the use of motor proteins (kinesin) to power the bead motion and the few moving parts comprising the pump. The performance and feasibility of this pump design is investigated using two model geometries: a straight channel, and a curved channel with two concentric… CONTINUE READING

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