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  • Puranen, Tuomas (Helsingin yliopisto, 2020)
    Acoustic levitation permits non-contacting particle manipulation. The position and orientation of the levitated particle can be controlled by altering the acoustic field. Existing acoustic levitators have employed a single frequency which limits the types of acoustic traps that can be created. The use of multiple frequencies makes it possible to control the forces acting on a particle independently in all directions. I predict theoretically the forces acting on particles placed in the acoustic fields created with multiple coexisting frequencies. I present two traps which demonstrate the benefits of multifrequency acoustic levitation. To realize the traps, I constructed a 450-channel phased array acoustic levitator with individual frequency, phase, and amplitude control for each channel.