Brown University School of Engineering

Engineering Seminar - Electro-conjugate Fluid Flow and its Applications

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Kenjiro Takemura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Keio University , Japan. Electro-conjugate fluid (ECF) is a kind of functional fluid which generates an active flow when subjected to high DC voltage. Since it only requires a tiny electrode pair in micrometer order to generate a flow, the ECF could be a promising micro fluid power source for micro actuators, micro robots, micro total analysis system etc. I will introduce the basic properties of the ECF flow and attractive applications in this talk.