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Numerical simulation of dielectrophoretic ratchet structures

Hughes, MP (2004) Numerical simulation of dielectrophoretic ratchet structures JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 37 (8), PII S0. pp. 1275-1280.

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Asymmetrical periodic ('ratchet') potential energy structures have a number of applications, including the dielectrophoretic rectification of Brownian motion, the implementation of quantum tunnelling devices, and as a model of the action of molecular motors such as muscles. The effectiveness of such devices is dependent on the asymmetry of the potential energy, not that of the potential energy generating structures. Using empirical analysis of simulations of electric field ratchets, this paper derives empirical expressions describing, and optimizing, electric field ratchets in terms of the electrode dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Hughes, MP
Date : 21 April 2004
DOI : 10.1088/0022-3727/37/8/017
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, PHYSICS, APPLIED, BROWNIAN PARTICLES, CONTRACTION, TRANSPORT, MOTORS, MOTION
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Additional Information : This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at © 2004 IOP Publishing Ltd
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Oct 2015 15:12
Last Modified : 06 Oct 2015 15:12

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