Taking you to the forefront of the emerging field of Nanofluidics, this cutting-edge book details the physics and applications of fluid flow in nanometer scale channels. You gain a solid understanding of the fundamental aspects of transport processes and force interactions in microscale. Moreover, this unique resource presents the latest research on nanoscale transport phenomena. You find a comprehensive overview of fabrication technologies for nanotechnologies, including detailed technology recipes and parameters. The book concludes with a look at future trends and the possible directions this new field could take.
Table Of Contents
Introduction - Classical Areas Related to Nanofluidics. Technology Developments Leading to Nanofluidics. New Phenomena and Applications of Nanofluidics. Organization of the Book. ; Fundamentals of Mass Transport at the Nanoscale - Fluid Flow at the Microscale. From Microscale to Nanoscale. Diffusion in Nanochannels. Electrokinetics in Nanochannels. Water in Nanochannels. Capillary Filling in a Nanochannel. Nanofilters. ; Fabrication Technologies of Nanochannels - Basics About Micro- and Nanofabrication. Application to Micro- and Nanofluidic Systems.; Applications of Micro- and Nanofluidics - Microfluidics and Lab-on-Chips. Handling Ions by Electrokinetic Effects in Nanochannels. Separations in Nanofluidic Devices. Linear Analysis of Biomolecules. ; Conclusion ; About the Authors. Index;
Patrick Abgrall is a postdoctoral researcher at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in Dublin. He earned his Ph.D. with a thesis on polymer fabrication for lab-on-chips at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France. He was a member of the Singapore-MIT alliance, where his research was focused on the fabrication and applications of polymer nanofluidic devices.