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DYNAMICS OF STRONGLY COUPLED FLUID-FILLED MICRO-CAVITIES AND PMUTS IN INTEGRATED MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

Dangi, Ajay and Deshmukh, Dhananjay and Singh, Robin and Pratap, Rudra (2016) DYNAMICS OF STRONGLY COUPLED FLUID-FILLED MICRO-CAVITIES AND PMUTS IN INTEGRATED MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES. In: ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), AUG 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/DETC2016-59910

Abstract

In this work, we present a novel device developed by integration of an array of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (PMUTs) with a microfluidic chip that can be used for characterizing the acoustical properties of the liquid present in the back-cavity of the PMUT. PMUT membrane operates in flexural mode of vibration and it is directly coupled with the cylindrical back-cavity formed during the release of the PMUT membrane. This leads to very strong structural-acoustic coupling between the PMUT and the liquid present in the its back-cavity. Presence of fluid around the thin PMUT membrane causes a significant reduction in the resonant frequencies of the PMUT due to mass loading imposed by the surrounding fluid. It also leads to the excitation of the acoustic modes of the cylindrical back-cavity when the PMUT vibrates near the fundamental acoustic frequencies of the cavity. These acoustic reverberations appear in the vibration response of the PMUT in form of additional resonant peaks. Further we explore the feasibility of capturing the acoustic signature of microbubbles introduced in the back-cavity liquid. Microbubbles are generated on the microfluidic chip using flow focusing technique and introduced in the cylindrical back-cavity of the PMUT through a network of channels and wells made on PDMS and adhered to the PMUTfrom the backside. This approach can provide an alternative method for on-chip characterization of microbubbles.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Charlotte, NC, AUG 21-24, 2016
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Other Centres/Units/UG Programme > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 06:48
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 06:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/56373

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