Introduction to Microfluidics

Paperback | June 1, 2010

byPatrick Tabeling

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Microfluidics deals with fluids flowing in miniaturized systems, It is a young discipline, which is expected to substantially expand over the next few years, stimulated by the considerable development of applications in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and chemical engineering domains. The book is an introduction to this discipline. The first chapter presents a short historical background and discusses the main perspectives of the domain, at economical and scientific levels. Then the physics of miniaturization and the fluid mechanics of microflows are discussed. In the followingthree chapters, dispersion, electrical and thermal phenomena in miniaturized devices are presented. A brief introduction to microfabrication techniques is given in Chapter VI and the book concludes by providing a few examples of microfluidic systems.The book is written in a simple, direct, pedagogical way; it emphasizes concepts and understanding, rather than technical detail. It offers a cross-disciplinary view of the field, embracing biological, chemical, physical and engineering perspectives. The book wil provide the reader with theconcepts, methods and data they need to grasp situations which typically arise in microfluidic systems.

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Microfluidics deals with fluids flowing in miniaturized systems, It is a young discipline, which is expected to substantially expand over the next few years, stimulated by the considerable development of applications in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and chemical engineering domains. The book is an introduction to this discipline. The ...

Dr Patrick Tabeling is CNRS Director of Research and Professor at the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris. He was a Visiting Professor at UCLA (1999-2000), and won the Stichting Award in 1996.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199588163

ISBN - 13:9780199588169

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Physics at the Micrometric Scale2. Hydrodynamics of Microfluidic Systems3. Diffusion, Mixing,and Seperation in Microsystems4. The Electrohydrodynamics of Microsystems5. Microfluidics and Thermal Transfers6. An Introduction to Microfabrication7. Some Microfluidic Devices

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"Introduction to Microfluidics is likely to intrigue those interested in commercial devices who wish to peek under the covers to learn more about the fundamentals governing small-scale flows." --Physics Today