Emulsion generating microchannel device oscillated by 2.25MHz ultrasonic vibrator

Takuya Harada, Takefumi Kanda, Koichi Suzumori, Tsutomu Ono, Sotaro Iwabuchi, Kazuyuki Ito, Ken Ichi Ogawara, Kazutaka Higaki

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Abstract

In this study, a device using an ultrasonic vibration and a microchannel has been developed to obtain emulsions. The process of generating emulsions involves a Y-type microchannel and an ultrasonic device. Once micron-sized emulsions were generated by the Y-type microchannel, the micron-sized emulsions were sonicated using ultrasonic vibration to produce emulsions. Although the diameter of emulsions was 30 mm using the Y-type microchannel, the diameter of the sonicated emulsions was about 200 nm. In addition, as the applied voltage was increased, sonicated emulsions became smaller and the distribution became sharper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07HE13
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume49
Issue number7 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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