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Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics

Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics by Nam-Trung Nguyen
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Look to this authoritative, new resource for a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of microfluidics. 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 technology and applications in this cutting-edge area. It offers you practical guidance in choosing the best fabrication and enabling technology for a specific microfluidic application, and shows you how to design a microfluidic device.

This forward-looking resource identifies and discusses the broad range of microfluidic applications including, fluid control devices, gas and fluid measurement devices, medical testing equipment, and implantable drug pumps. You get simple calculations, ready-to-use data tables, and rules of thumb that help you make design decisions and determine device characteristics quickly. Moreover, the book offers you sound, time-saving advice on how to start a new project. Contents: 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. 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 Flow Characterization - Introduction. Overview of Micro-PIV. Micro-PIV Examples. Extension of the Micro-PIV technique. 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. Frequency Analog 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 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. Steve 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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Artech House; September 2002
482 pages; ISBN 9781580538053
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Title: Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics
Author: Nam-Trung Nguyen; Steve Wereley