Electrokinetic development length of electroviscous flow through a contraction

Joseph Berry, Malcolm Davidson, Dalton Harvie


This study presents an analysis of the electrokinetic development length of electroviscous flow through a slit-like contraction. The effect of contraction ratio, electric double-layer thickness and wall surface charge on the electrokinetic development length of electroviscous flow is quantified. An order of magnitude expression for the electrokinetic development length is derived.

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microfluidics; electrohydrodynamics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v52i0.3923

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