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Analytical Instrumentation, Methods & Materials
Analytical Instrumentation Methods Materials
Hybrid Electrostatic Actuator
WARF: P190157US01

Inventors: Hongrui Jiang, Alireza Ousati Ashtiani


The Invention
A hybrid electrostatic actuator for use in conjunction with microfluidic devices, microlenses, optical irises and flat panel displays is provided. The hybrid electrostatic actuator includes a substrate having an upper surface and an electrical conductor supported in spaced relation to the substrate. A fluid is received between the substrate and the electrical conductor. An electrostatic generator is configured to selectively apply a variable electrostatic force on the electrical conductor. The application of the variable electrostatic force on the electircal conductor displaces the fluid from between the substrate and the electrical conductor.
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