Magnetohydrodynamic microfluidic systems including modified electrodes and methods of using the same

by Fritsch, Ingrid; Parette, David; Khan, Foysal Z.

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A magnetohydrodynamic microfluidic system and a method of pumping a fluid using a magnetohydrodynamic system are disclosed. The method includes applying at least one of an electric current and an electric voltage to a first modified electrode and a second electrode to generate an ionic current between the first modified electrode and the second electrode and to cause a current carrying species to move to or from the modified electrode, applying a magnetic field perpendicular to an ionic current vector, the magnetic field and the ionic current combining to induce flow of the fluid in a direction perpendicular to the magnetic field and the ionic current vector, and maintaining fluid flow by recharging the modified electrode.

Patent Number
US10641732
Application Number
US 20180238830 A1
Publication Year
2020
URL
http://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/374