1.6. PUBLICATIONS 7
Chapter 6 presents an extended conclusion on this thesis work by summarizing the
main results of the ve journal papers and discussing their relations to each other and to
the eld of acoustouidics.
Chapter 7 presents an outlook on the future opportunities and challenges in the eld
of acoustouidics along the path of this thesis work.
This PhD-thesis is based on the work published in the following ve peer-reviewed journal
papers, all presented in their original form in the Appendixes A-E. The results and discussions
of the papers are not reproduced in the main chapters of this thesis, only the main
results of the papers are summarized in Chapter 6. The work has been presented in 18
contributions at international conferences (of which 12 involved peer-review) in the form
of 13 talks and 5 posters.
1. P. B. Muller, R. Barnkob, M. J. H. Jensen, and H. Bruus. A numerical study of microparticle
acoustophoresis driven by acoustic radiation forces and streaming-induced
drag forces. Lab Chip 12, 46174627 (2012). Enclosed in Appendix A.
2. P. B. Muller, M. Rossi, A. G. Marin, R. Barnkob, P. Augustsson, T. Laurell, C. J.
Kähler, and H. Bruus. Ultrasound-induced acoustophoretic motion of microparticles
in three dimensions. Phys Rev E 88, 023006 (2013). Enclosed in Appendix B.
3. M. Antfolk, P. B. Muller, P. Augustsson, H. Bruus, and T. Laurell. Focusing of submicrometer
particles and bacteria enabled by two-dimensional acoustophoresis. Lab
Chip 14, 2791 (2014). Enclosed in Appendix C.
4. P. B. Muller and H. Bruus. Numerical study of thermoviscous eects in ultrasoundinduced
acoustic streaming in microchannels. Phys Rev E 90, 043016 (2014). Enclosed
in Appendix D.
5. P. B. Muller and H. Bruus. A theoretical study of time-dependent, ultrasound-induced
acoustic streaming in microchannels. Phys Rev E (submitted September 2015). Enclosed
in Appendix E.