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Title: Electrorheological fluid-actuated microfluidic pump
Authors: Liu, Liyu
Chen, Xiaoqing
Niu, Xize
Wen, Wei-Jia
Sheng, Ping
Keywords: Micropumps
Microchannel flow
Hydraulic actuators
Programmable controllers
Digital control
Soft lithography
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2006
Citation: Applied physics letters, v. 89, 083505 (2006)
Abstract: The authors report the design and implementation of an electrorheological (ER) fluid-actuated microfluidic pump, with programmable digital control. Our microfluidic pump has a multilayered structure fabricated on polydimethylsiloxane by soft-lithographic technique. The ER microfluidic pump exhibits good performance at high pumping frequencies and uniform liquid flow characteristics. It can be easily integrated with other microfluidic components. The programmable control also gives the device flexibility in its operations.
Rights: Applied Physics Letters © copyright (2006) American Institute of Physics. The Journal's web site is located at
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