Movement of fluids on the microscale

April 2007
Tribology & Lubrication Technology;Apr2007, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p12
Academic Journal
The article examines the potential of a gas permeation pump devised by mechanical engineering assistant professor Bruce Gale and his associate, Mark Eddings, as a lab on a chip. Micropumps are used to facilitate the flow of the hydraulic fluid. Three distinct layers comprise the micropump including the top layer, the bottom layer, and the middle layer. According to Gale, the micropump can be used for drug delivery and on bearings in micromachines.


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