FSK3541 Microscale Acoustofluidics 6.0 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
The course contains a series of seminars where the following subjects are discussed: governing equations in microfluidics; ultrasound resonances in microsystems; piezoelectricity and acoustic coupling; acoustic radiation forces; acoustic streaming; particle manipulation and trapping; and various applications of the technology in life sciences. Students are expected to prepare before, and lead these discussions.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student shall:
- Explain theoretical concepts and derivations in acoustofluidics.
- Implement the theory for designing a microscale acoustofluidic system.
- Evaluate different experimental methods in microscale acoustofluidics.
Seminars, 12x2 h
SEMl, 6,0 hp, Grade P/F
Literature and preparations
Enrolled in a PhD programme at KTH or other universities.
SK1104, EI1320 and SG1218 or equivalent courses.
"Microscale Acoustofluidics", Editors: Thomas Laurell and Andreas Lenshof, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781849737067. Print ISBN 978-1-84973-671-8.
The course literature is complemented by research articles and is updated year by year.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- SEM1 - Seminars, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Examination is based on active participation in seminars and written assignments.
Other requirements for final grade
Active participation in seminars and approved written assignments.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
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