Opto-Acoustophoretic Effect in an Acoustofluidic Trap
Application ID: 111841
Opto-acoustophoresis is a term used to describe the interplay between acoustics and optical fields. In most cases (including this) the optical field is heating up the material and therefore affecting the acoustic field. In this example of an acoustic trap a set of particle are trapped before a light source is turned on. The light is being absorbed by the particles which therefore heat up the surrounding fluid. This creates strong thermoacoustic streaming which drags the particles out of the acoustic trap.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Acoustics Module and
- Particle Tracing Module and
- either the Battery Design Module, CFD Module, Chemical Reaction Engineering Module, Corrosion Module, Electrochemistry Module, Electrodeposition Module, Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module, Microfluidics Module, Polymer Flow Module, Porous Media Flow Module, or Subsurface Flow Module
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