soniccatch exploits so-called acoustic radiation forces exerted on particles in suspension. A ultrasonic wave is emitted from a transducer. Together with the reflected wave a standing wave is built up, which catches the particles starting at 1 µm (crystals, cells, dirt, oil-droplets etc.) orders them in a repeating pattern of agglomerations. The forces can as well be used to clean smooth sensor surfaces.
The add-on soniccatch works with various kinds of probes.
usePAT has won a couple of awards amongst wich are the Innovation Award 2011 of FACCS, a top ten ranking in the S&B Award 2017 of the Rudolph-Sallinger Fonds and a supporting prize comprising 6 months of workspace in the Fabrication Hub of the Austrian company TELE Haase.
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