A flexible evaporation micropump with precision flow rate control for micro-fluidic systems

Kuan Yu Chen, Kuang En Chen, Kerwin Wang

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Abstract

This paper proposes an active-evaporation micropump for micro-fluidic system. The flexible micropump featured power, cost and space efficient structure, capable of stable and adjustable flow-rate control during long working periods. Both passive and active evaporation pumping modes have been studied. Without using external power, passive mode allows the pump to work under well-controlled temperature and humidity (e.g. in incubator). Active evaporation pumping allows the pump to work under ambient which makes this design less sensitive to temperature and relative humidity fluctuation. This paper also presents a novel method for the flexible micropump fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012
Pages653-656
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 Mar 52012 Mar 8

Publication series

Name2012 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012

Other

Other7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12-03-0512-03-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Chen, K. Y., Chen, K. E., & Wang, K. (2012). A flexible evaporation micropump with precision flow rate control for micro-fluidic systems. In 2012 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012 (pp. 653-656). [6196860] (2012 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/NEMS.2012.6196860