Energy harvesting is now attracting much attention targeting at their application to automotive sensors, implantable medical equipments and network nodes for structural health monitoring.
Micro combustion, i.e., combustion under characteristic length smaller than the classic quenching distance, behaves much different from macroscale combustion.
In the present study, we aim at development of micro thermophotovoltaic (TPV) system using micro ceramic combustor.
With the rapid progress in micro-fabrication techniques, development of miniature devices for bio-chemical analyses is becoming a major topic in research fields such as chemical engineering, and bio engineering.
The target of the present study is to develop an optimal design/control method of micro heat and fluid flow and to demonstrate in a prototype microfabricated with MEMS technologies.
In order to make droplet-based digital microfluidics really ‘digital’ and compatible with standard integrated chips (ICs), a novel low-voltage droplet manipulation method named ‘liquid dielectrophoresis on electret (L-DEPOE)’ is proposed for dielectric liquids, which initializes the possibility of digital microfluidics for IC control and broad consumer electronic applications.
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