Numerical Simulation of Electroosmotic Flow in Micro Channels with Analytical Integration of Surface Potential

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We have developed a new methodology to simulate electroosmotic flows in micro channels, which allows us to accurately produce the effects of the double layer without resolving it. The method is a subgrid type model that allows computational cells much larger than the double layer near the wall. This approach thus fully accounts for double-layer physics, which allows its use on simple as well as complex geometries (e.g. T-junction, X-junction) where the alternative approach of slip-wall velocities can face difficulties.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 186 - 189
Industry sectors: Medical & Biotech | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip
ISBN: 0-9728422-0-9