Photoresponsive optofluidics and light-induced microflow

M. Harada, M. Fukuyama, K. Sato, A. Hibara

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel concept of photoresponsive liquid and demonstrate its applications. The photoresponsive liquid is defined as liquid whose surface tension is controlled by light irradiation. By utilizing the photoresponsive liquid, various applications, such as photoresponsive liquid lens and light-driven pump, are expected. In order to realize the concept, we have synthesized new photo-degradative surfactants (PDS) and confirmed their photo-degradability and interfacial tension change during light irradiation. Then, we successfully demonstrated the concepts of photoresponsive liquid in its application to photoresponsive lens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Pages601-603
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 22011 Oct 6

Publication series

Name15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Volume1

Other

Other15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/10/211/10/6

Keywords

  • Microfluidic actuation
  • Micropump
  • Optofluidics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Harada, M., Fukuyama, M., Sato, K., & Hibara, A. (2011). Photoresponsive optofluidics and light-induced microflow. In 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 (pp. 601-603). (15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011; Vol. 1).