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Title: An adjustable multi-scale single beam acoustic tweezers based on ultrahigh frequency ultrasonic transducer
Authors: Chen, XY
Lam, KH 
Chen, RM
Chen, ZY
Yu, P
Chen, ZP
Shung, KK
Zhou, QF
Keywords: Acoustic trapping
Ultrahigh frequency ultrasonic transducer
Adjustable multi-scale tweezers
Microparticle trapping and manipulation
"piezoelectric actuator" model
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Biotechnology and bioengineering, 2017, v. 114, no. 11, p. 2637-2647 How to cite?
Journal: Biotechnology and bioengineering 
Abstract: This paper reports the fabrication, characterization, and microparticle manipulation capability of an adjustable multi-scale single beam acoustic tweezers (SBAT) that is capable of flexibly changing the size of tweezers like ordinary metal tweezers with a single-element ultrahigh frequency (UHF) ultrasonic transducer. The measured resonant frequency of the developed transducer at 526MHz is the highest frequency of piezoelectric single crystal based ultrasonic transducers ever reported. This focused UHF ultrasonic transducer exhibits a wide bandwidth (95.5% at -10dB) due to high attenuation of high-frequency ultrasound wave, which allows the SBAT effectively excite with a wide range of excitation frequency from 150 to 400MHz by using the piezoelectric actuator model. Through controlling the excitation frequency, the wavelength of ultrasound emitted from the SBAT can be changed to selectively manipulate a single microparticle of different sizes (3-100m) by using only one transducer. This concept of flexibly changing tweezers size is firstly introduced into the study of SBAT. At the same time, it was found that this incident ultrasound wavelength play an important role in lateral trapping and manipulation for microparticle of different sizes.
ISSN: 0006-3592
EISSN: 1097-0290
DOI: 10.1002/bit.26365
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