A flowing pair of particles in inertial microfluidics

dc.contributor.authorSchaaf, Christian
dc.contributor.authorRühle, Felix
dc.contributor.authorStark, Holger
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-30T09:19:16Z
dc.date.available2019-04-30T09:19:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-23
dc.description.abstractA flowing pair of particles in inertial microfluidics gives important insights into understanding and controlling the collective dynamics of particles like cells or droplets in microfluidic devices. They are applied in medical cell analysis and engineering. We study the dynamics of a pair of solid particles flowing through a rectangular microchannel using lattice Boltzmann simulations. We determine the inertial lift force profiles as a function of the two particle positions, their axial distance, and the Reynolds number. Generally, the profiles strongly differ between particles leading and lagging in flow and the lift forces are enhanced due to the presence of a second particle. At small axial distances, they are determined by viscous forces, while inertial forces dominate at large separations. We identify cross-streamline pairs as stable fixed points in the lift force profiles and argue that same-streamline configurations are only one-sided stable. Depending on the initial conditions, the two-particle lift forces in combination with the Poiseuille flow give rise to three types of unbound particle trajectories, called moving-apart, passing, and swapping, and one type of bound trajectory, where the particles perform damped oscillations towards the cross-stream line configuration. The damping rate scales with Reynolds number squared, since inertial forces are responsible for driving the particles to their steady-state positions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG, 163436311, SFB 910: Kontrolle selbstorganisierender nichtlinearer Systeme: Theoretische Methoden und Anwendungskonzepteen
dc.description.sponsorshipTU Berlin, Open-Access-Mittel - 2019en
dc.identifier.eissn1744-6848
dc.identifier.issn1744-683X
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/9391
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-8450
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subject.ddc530 Physikde
dc.titleA flowing pair of particles in inertial microfluidicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1039/C8SM02476F
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue9
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSoft Matteren
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameRoyal Society of Chemistryen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceCambridgeen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend1998
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1988
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume15
tub.accessrights.dnbfree
tub.affiliationFak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften>Inst. Theoretische Physik>FG Statistische Physik weicher Materie und biologischer Systemede
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Statistische Physik weicher Materie und biologischer Systemede
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Theoretische Physikde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinde
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