Micro-Acoustic-Trap (µAT) for microparticle assembly in 3D

Vyas, Varun and Lemieux, Michael and Knecht, David A. and Kolosov, O.V. and Huey, Bryan D. (2019) Micro-Acoustic-Trap (µAT) for microparticle assembly in 3D. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 57. pp. 193-202. ISSN 1350-4177

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Acoustic tweezers facilitate the manipulation of objects using sound waves. With the current state of the technology one can only control mobility for a single or few microparticles. This article presents a state of the art system where an Acoustic Lens was used for developing a Micro-Acoustic Trap for microparticle assembly in 3D. The model particles, 2 µm diameter polystyrene beads in suspension, were driven via acoustic pressure to form a monolayer at wavelength-defined distances above the substrate defined by the focal point of an Acoustic Lens The transducer was driven at 89 MHz, mixed with 100 ms pulses at a repetition rate of 2 Hz. Beyond a threshold drive amplitude sufficient to overcome Brownian motion, this led to 2D assembly of the microparticles into close-packed rafts >80 µm across (∼5 wavelengths of the carrier wave and >40 particles across). This methodology was further extended to manipulation of live Dictyostelium discoideum amoebae. This approach therefore offers maneuverability in controlling or assembling micrometer-scale objects using continuous or pulsed focused acoustic radiation pressure.

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Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 57, 193-202, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.05.010
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?? 2d microparticle arrayacoustic lensacoustic trapacoustic tweezersacoustofluidicsdictyostelium discoideum (amoebae)acoustic imagingacoustic radiatorsatmospheric pressurebrownian movementprotozoapulse repetition rateacoustic pressuresacoustic radiation pres ??
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