Electrothermally induced fluid flow on microelectrodes

  title={Electrothermally induced fluid flow on microelectrodes},
  author={Nicolas G. Greena and Antonio Ramosa and Antonio Gonz and aleza and Antonio Castellanosa and Hywel Morganb},
  • Nicolas G. Greena, Antonio Ramosa, +3 authors Hywel Morganb
  • Published 2001
Planar microelectrodes, used for the electrokinetic manipulation of particles, generate high strength AC electric fields, resulting not only in forces on the particles but also on the suspending fluid. Observations of electrolytes on microelectrode structures at applied signal frequencies of the order of 1MHz have shown the importance of the illumination in generating fluid flow. In this paper, these experiments are analysed in terms of the theory of electrothermally induced fluid flow… CONTINUE READING