Chapter 5: Manipulation of Micro-/Nano-Objects via Surface Acoustic Waves
Published:24 Oct 2014
In recent years, surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based micro-/nanoparticle manipulation has become increasingly important in lab-on-a-chip applications. It offers a means to precisely manipulate objects without any contact. The gentle, non-invasive nature of acoustic waves also makes SAW-based approaches highly biocompatible. In this chapter, we will introduce the working principles of SAW-based particle manipulation and discuss a few examples in this dynamic field.