A Piezoelectric Actuator for Transporting Living Cells
A novel piezoelectric actuator used for transporting some living cells in micro fluidic systems is presented. The mechanism of the living cell transportation is studied based on the acoustics principles. The structural resonant model and a solid-liquid coupling analysis are obtained by FEM. The works will be useful for design optimization of some corresponding actuators and their applications.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
S. M. Yuan, Q. Liu, Z. T. Chen, C. Zhuang, F. Wang, "A Piezoelectric Actuator for Transporting Living Cells", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 320-322, 2007