The recent development of microfluidics has lead to the concept of lab-on-a-chip, where several functional blocks are combined into a single device that can perform complex manipulations and characterizations on the microscopic fluid sample. However, integration of multiple functionalities on a single device can be complicated. This a cutting-edge resource focuses on the crucial aspects of integration in microfluidic systems. It serves as a one-stop guide to designing microfluidic systems that are highly integrated and scalable. This practical book covers a wide range of critical topics, from fabrication techniques and simulation tools, to actuation and sensing functional blocks and their inter-compatibility. This unique reference outlines the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches to microfluidic integration and provides a number of clear examples of highly integrated microfluidic systems.
Table Of Contents
Microfabrication Techniques -Introduction. Manufacturing Processes. Technology Selection Criteria. Conclusions.; Microfluidic Building Blocks -Introduction. Functional Approach. Single-Phase Fluid Manipulation. Droplet-Based Fluid Manipulation. Detection and Measurement Techniques. Conclusions.; Microscale Physics -Introduction. Diffusion Laws. Fluid Dynamics. Surface Tension and Wetting. Electrical Phenomena in Microfluidics. Conclusions.; Microfluidic Design -Introduction. Technology. System Design and Optimization. Conclusions.; Integrated Microfluidic Systems -Introduction. Remarks About the Microfluidics Market. Selected Commercial Technology Examples. Conclusions.; About the Author. Index.;