0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Reversible Electrowetting of Liquid-Metal Droplet

[+] Author Affiliations
Zhiliang Wan, Hongjun Zeng, Alan Feinerman

University of Illinois at Chicago

Paper No. IMECE2005-81007, pp. 157-162; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2005-81007
From:
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4219-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

In this paper, we study in detail the electrowetting behavior of a liquid-metal droplet (mercury) on top of a dielectric insulating layer experimentally. 74° of the contact angle change (from 141° to 67°) is achieved by applying a voltage of 180V to a mercury droplet on a Parylene surface. By using a very thin Teflon AF coating, low contact angle hysteresis (2°) and highly reversible electro-wetting are reported. The dynamic responses of the droplet to a voltage stair and a voltage pulse are video-captured and analyzed by using a high-speed camera. The electrowetting has very fast rise/fall time, which is suitable for application in MEMS devices. By using a high-k material as the insulating layer along with a thin Teflon AF coating, a very large contact angle change of 40° (from 150° to 110°) is achieved with only 30V. Saturation of the electrowetting behavior is also observed and discussed. Applications of the electrowetting effect of a liquid-metal droplet in MEMS devices are discussed.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Liquid metals

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In