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Vertical jetting induced by shear horizontal leaky surface acoustic wave on 36° Y-X LiTaO3

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© 2017 Author(s). Shear horizontal surface acoustic waves (SH-SAWs) have been regarded as good candidates for liquid sensing applications but are inefficient in fluid manipulation due to a minimal fluid coupling between the fluid and acoustic waves. However, in this letter, a vertical jetting function was realized using the SH-SAW generated from a 36° Y-X LiTaO3 SAW device. The jetting of the droplet induced by the SH-SAWs was observed nearly along the vertical direction, and the aspect ratio of the liquid beam is proportional to the applied power before breaking up, which is dramatically different from those generated from the conventional Rayleigh SAWs. By conducting theoretical simulation and experimental investigation on the SH-SAWs systematically, we concluded that the wave/energy pressure dissipated into the sessile droplets causes this vertical ejection on the device surface.

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Author(s): Fu C, Quan AJ, Luo JT, Pang HF, Guo YJ, Wu Q, Ng WP, Zu XT, Fu YQ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Physics Letters

Year: 2017

Volume: 110

Issue: 17

Print publication date: 24/04/2017

Online publication date: 01/04/2017

Acceptance date: 01/04/2017

ISSN (print): 0003-6951

Publisher: American Institute of Physics Inc.


DOI: 10.1063/1.4982073


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Funder referenceFunder name
Basic Research Program of Shenzhen (Grant No. JCYJ20140418091413493
Grant No. 2016YFB0402705
NSFC (51302173, 11504291 and 61274037)