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By Hywel Morgan, Nicolas G. Green

This publication is an creation to the technological know-how in the back of the hot know-how, and explains how the electrical box interacts with the debris. It describes how those micro-systems are synthetic and the way they're used to check homes of the debris. The authors provide a finished therapy of the underlying ideas and governing conception for the AC electrokinetic habit of debris, evaluation the present state-of-the-art in AC electrokinetic manipulation and characterization of debris, and supply chapters on simulation, machine layout and fabrication.

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The power lost per cycle of AC field is low but this increases with frequency, since the number of cycles per second increases. It reaches a maximum at the characteristic angular frequency ω or = 1/ τ or , when the time required for maximum orientation of Electrostatics and Dielectrics 29 the dipoles is exactly equal to one half-cycle of the field. Maximum energy dissipation from this mechanism occurs at this frequency. 8. 14 decades in frequency. 01/(2πτ) 1/(2πτ) 100/(2πτ) Fig. 8 The real and imaginary components of the complex permittivity versus frequency.

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The plates of the capacitor have area A and separation d, and a dd potential V of angular frequency ω is applied between them. Fig. 7 Dielectric-filled parallel plate capacitor. 27) where i 2 = −1 and the capacitance C = ε ( A / d ) . Some dielectrics are almost lossfree and can be considered to have a constant permittivity, but this is not true of most dielectrics. In the case of lossy dielectrics, the polarisation of the medium depends on the frequency of the applied field. 7 is lossy and has both a permittivity ε and conductivity σ, the current in the circuit is the same as if the circuit were replaced with a loss-free capacitor (capacitance C), in parallel with a resistor (resistance R = (1/ σ )(d / A) ).

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