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Development of an EHD ion-drag micropump for electronics thermal management

Project coordinator(s)

Dr. Tony Robinson
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Tel: +353 1 896 3919

Dr Garret O'Donnell
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Tel: +353 1 896 1184

Prof. Chan Ching (McMaster University)

Post-graduate Staff

Mr. CheeKeat Lee

Description

In electrohydrodynamics (EHD), the interaction of an electric field with the flow of a dielectric fluid results in an electrically induced body force on the fluid. EHD micro pumping is attractive for microfluidic devices because it uses no moving parts, uses very little power and has low cost and maintenance requirements. An additional advantage in using EHD is that it provides a means of active control of the cooling. The microfluidic cooling system is being developed by using an EHD micropump to drive the cooling fluid through microchannels that will be integrated with the electronics.

Development of an EHD ion-drag micropump for electronics thermal management

Funding Body

Erasmus Mundus & Tyndall (NAP Programme)