The present invention is a method and apparatus for acoustically manipulating one or more particles. Acoustically manipulated particles may be separated by size. The particles may be flowed in a flow stream and acoustic radiation pressure, which may be radial, may be applied to the flow stream. This application of acoustic radiation pressure may separate the particles. In one embodiment, the particles may be separated by size, and as a further example, the larger particles may be transported to a central axis.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS
The invention was made with U.S. Government support. The Government may have certain rights in the invention through the Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC52-06NA25396.