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“Digitized” Acoustic Actuation for Precise Contactless Transport of Droplets in Air

Applicant Poulikakos Dimos
Number 144397
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Energietechnik ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Mechanical Engineering
Start/End 01.01.2013 - 29.02.2016
Approved amount 281'319.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid Dynamics

Keywords (4)

Contactless transport of droplets; Acoustic levitation; Droplet mixing; Droplet coalescence

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Publications

Publication
Toward Contactless Biology: Acoustophoretic DNA Transfection.
Vasileiou Thomas, Foresti Daniele, Bayram Adem, Poulikakos Dimos, Ferrari Aldo (2016), Toward Contactless Biology: Acoustophoretic DNA Transfection., in Scientific reports, 6, 20023-20023.
Acoustophoretic contactless elevation, orbital transport and spinning of matter in air.
Foresti Daniele, Poulikakos Dimos (2014), Acoustophoretic contactless elevation, orbital transport and spinning of matter in air., in Physical review letters, 112(2), 024301-024301.
Morphing surfaces enable acoustophoretic contactless transport of ultrahigh-density matter in air.
Foresti Daniele, Sambatakakis Giorgio, Bottan Simone, Poulikakos Dimos (2013), Morphing surfaces enable acoustophoretic contactless transport of ultrahigh-density matter in air., in Scientific reports, 3, 3176-3176.

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Sound Waves Make Droplets Dance in Midair LiveScience International 2014

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
122169 Contactless microfluidics “on tracks”: A fundamental study of acoustic levitation allowing the controlled motion and mixing of droplets 01.10.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)

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