Pang, HF and Fu, YQ and Garcia-Gancedo, L and Porro, S and Luo, JK and Placido, F and Wilson, JIB and Flewitt, AJ and Milne, WI and Zu, XT (2013) Enhancement of microfluidic efficiency with nanocrystalline diamond interlayer in the ZnO-based surface acoustic wave device. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 15. pp. 377-386. ISSN 1613-4982Full text not available from this repository.
Ultra-smooth nanocrystalline diamond (UNCD) films with high-acoustic wave velocity were introduced into ZnO-based surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices to enhance their microfluidic efficiency by reducing the acoustic energy dissipation into the silicon substrate and improving the acoustic properties of the SAW devices. Microfluidic efficiency of the ZnO-based SAW devices with and without UNCD inter layers was investigated and compared. Results showed that the pumping velocities increase with the input power and those of the ZnO/UNCD/Si devices are much larger than those of the ZnO/Si devices at the same power. The jetting efficiency of the droplet was improved by introducing the UNCD interlayer into the ZnO/Si SAW device. Improvement in the microfluidic efficiency is mainly attributed to the diamond layer, which restrains the acoustic wave to propagate in the top layer rather than dissipating into the substrate. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
|Divisions:||Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2016 17:43|
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