SK2539 Microscale Acoustofluidics 7.5 credits
The course deals with the theory and applications of microscale acoustofluidics. Microscale acoustofluidics concerns the use of acoustics and in particular ultrasonics applied to microstructures and microfluidics for the manipulation of different objects, such as suspended particles and fluids. Application areas are primarily within life sciences, such as manipulation of biological cells, cell cultures, micro particles and fluids in micro channels, micro chamber and micro plates.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course contains the following parts:
- Controlling equations in microfluidics
- Piezoelectricity and acoustic connection
- Ultrasonic resonances in microsystems
- Acoustic radiating forces
- Acoustic streaming
- Particle manipulation and capture
- Different applications in the life sciences
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student must:
- Explain theoretical concepts in acoustofluidics.
- implement the theory to design an acoustofluidic system at micro scale.
- Evaluate different experimental methods in acoustofluidics at micro scale.
Literature and preparations
Completed degree project at the undergraduate level in technical physics or medical technology.
English B / English 6
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.
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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