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Artech House USA
Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics, Second Edition

Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics, Second Edition

Copyright: 2006
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9781580539739

Updating the Artech House bestseller, Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics, this newly revised second edition provides you with complete and current coverage of this cutting-edge field. The second edition offers a greatly expanded treatment of nanotechnology, featuring new material on nanoparticle suspensions, nanoscale experimental techniques, carbon nanotubes, DNA, and virus detection. You also find more in-depth discussions on electrokinetics and flow theory. The book shows you how to take advantage of the performance benefits of microfluidics and serves as your instant reference for state-of-the-art microfluidics technology and applications. The wide range of applications discussed include fluid control devices, gas and fluid measurement devices, medical testing equipment, and implantable drug pumps. You find practical guidance in choosing the best fabrication and enabling technology for a specific microfluidic application, and learn how to design a microfluidic device. Moreover, you get simple calculations, ready-to-use data tables, and rules of thumb that help you make design decisions and determine device characteristics quickly.
Preface. Acknowledgments.; Introduction - Microfluidics‑The Emerging Technology. Milestones of Microfluidics. Organization of the Book.; Fluid Mechanics Theory -Introduction. Continuum Fluid Mechanics at Small Scales. Molecular Approaches. Electrokinetics. Capillary Effects. Conclusion.; Fabrication Techniques for Microfluidics - Basic Microtechniques. Silicon-Based Micromachining Techniques. Polymer-Based Micromachining Techniques. Other Micromachining Techniques. Assembly and Packaging of Microfluidic Devices. Biocompatibility.; Experimental Characterization -Introduction. Overview of Micro-PIV. Micro-PIV Examples. Extension of the Micro-PIV technique. Other Applications of Fluorescent Measurement Techniques.; Microfluidics for External Flow Control - Velocity and Turbulence Measurement. Turbulence Control. Microair Vehicles.; Microfluidics for Internal Flow Control: Microvalves - Design Considerations. Pneumatic Valves. Thermopneumatic Valves. Thermomechanical Valves. Piezoelectric Valves. Electrostatic Valves. Electromagnetic Valves. Electromechanical Valves. Capillary-Force Valves.; Microfluidics for Internal Flow Control: Micropumps - Mechanical Pumps. Nonmechanical Pumps. Scaling Law for Micropumps.; Microfluidics for Internal Flow Control: Microflow Sensors - Nonthermal Flow Sensors. Thermal Flow Sensors. ; Microfluidics for Life Sciences and Chemistry - Microfilters. Microneedles. Micromixers. Microreactors. Microdispensers. Microseparators.; Appendix A - List of Symbols.; Appendix B - Resources for Microfluidics Research.; Appendix C - Abbreviations of Different Plastics.; Appendix D - Linear Elastic Defelection Models.; About the Authors. Index.;
  • Nam-Trung Nguyen Nam-Trung Nguyen is an assistant professor at the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.
  • Steven T. Wereley Steven T. Wereley is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University.
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