Fluid properties and hydrodynamics of microfluidic systems

Wibowo, David, Zhao, Chun-Xia, and He, Yinghe (2019) Fluid properties and hydrodynamics of microfluidic systems. In: Santos, Hélder A., Liu, Dongfei, and Zhang, Hongbo, (eds.) Microfluidics for Pharmaceutical Applications: from nano/micro systems fabrication to controlled drug delivery. Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 37-77.

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Microfluidics has been an active research field and an indispensable tool for quantitative analyses of chemicals and biological specimens for decades. Its widespread application stems from its ability to accurately handle small quantities of samples and its well-controlled environments. Further developments of microfluidics require a fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics and associated phenomena. This chapter provides some basic descriptions of fluid properties and principles that govern the flows inside the channels of a microfluidic device. It also examines relevant dimensionless numbers used for the understanding of the flow and the design and scale-up of microfluidic devices. The chapter concludes with suggestions on key areas of importance for future research in microfluidics.

Item ID: 57796
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-812659-2
Keywords: microfluidics, fluid properties, dimensionless numbers, pressure-driven flows, Newtonian fluids, scale-up
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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 04:49
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