Theoretical Microfluidics

Paperback | November 21, 2007

byHenrik Bruus

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Microfluidics is a young and rapidly expanding scientific discipline, which deals with fluids and solutions in miniaturized systems, the so-called lab-on-a-chip systems. It has applications in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, biotechnology and medicine. As the lab-on-a-chip systems grow incomplexity, a proper theoretical understanding becomes increasingly important. The basic idea of the book is to provide a self-contained formulation of the theoretical framework of microfluidics, and at the same time give physical motivation and examples from lab-on-a-chip technology. After three chapters introducing microfluidics, the governing equations for mass, momentumand energy, and some basic flow solutions, the following 14 chapters treat hydraulic resistance/compliance, diffusion/dispersion, time-dependent flow, capillarity, electro- and magneto-hydrodynamics, thermal transport, two-phase flow, complex flow patterns and acousto-fluidics, as well as the newfields of opto- and nano-fluidics. Throughout the book simple models with analytical solutions are presented to provide the student with a thorough physical understanding of order of magnitudes and various selected microfluidic phenomena and devices. The book grew out of a set of well-tested lecture notes. It is with its many pedagogical exercises designed as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course. It is also well suited for self-study.

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Microfluidics is a young and rapidly expanding scientific discipline, which deals with fluids and solutions in miniaturized systems, the so-called lab-on-a-chip systems. It has applications in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, biotechnology and medicine. As the lab-on-a-chip systems grow incomplexity, a proper theoretical understand...

Professor Henrik Bruus MIC - Department of Micro and Nanotechnology Technical University of Denmark DTU, Bldg. 345 east DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby Denmark 1990: Lic.scient, (PhD), University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1990-1992: Nordita fellow, Nordita, Copenhagen, Denmark 1992-1994: Postdoc, Department of Applied Physics, Yale Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:November 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Basic concepts in microfluidics2. Governing equations3. Basic flow solutions4. Hydraulic resistance and compliance5. Diffusion6. Time-dependent flow7. Capillary effects8. Electrohydrodynamics9. Electroosmosis10. Dielectrophoresis11. Magnetophoresis12. Thermal transfer13. Two-phase flow14. Complex flow patterns15. Acoustofluidics16. Optofluidics17. NanofluidicsAppendices

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`The field is rapidly evolving to the point where it will become valuable, and indeed necessary, to do calculations to design real devices. This book offers a prescription for doing this.'David Weitz, Harvard University