Models and microfluidic experiments are presented of an electrophoretic separation technique in which charged particles whose mobilities exceed a tunable threshold are trapped between the crests of a longitudinal electric wave traveling through a stationary viscous fluid. The wave is created by applying periodic potentials to electrode arrays above and below a microchannel. Predicted average velocities agree with experiments and feature chaotic attractors for intermediate mobilities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)