Microfluidic Devices in Nanotechnology: Fundamental Concepts / Edition 1

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In the past two decades, microfluidics research has seen phenomenal growth, with many new and emerging applications in fields ranging from chemistry, physics, and biology to engineering. With the emergence of nanotechnology, microfluidics is currently undergoing dramatic changes, embracing the rising field of nanofluidics.

This volume provides up-to-date reviews of the fundamental concepts underlying the design and applications of microfluidic devices using nanotechnology. Moreover, it sets the foundation for such applications as futuristic lab-on-a-chip devices fabricated with nanomaterials. Each of the nine chapters is written by a leading pioneer at the intersection of microfluidics and nanotechnology. The first chapter offers a comprehensive discussion on physics, modeling, technological components, and the fabrication of microfluidics. Other chapters include:

Computational strategies for micro- and nanofluidic dynamics

Nanofluidic devices and their potential applications

Particle transport in magnetophoretic microsystems

In situ nanoparticle focusing within microfluidics

Residence time distribution and nanoparticle formation in microreactors

The fundamental concepts discussed in this volume are invaluable for scientists, researchers, engineers, and students who want to take advantage of the combined power of microfluidics and nanotechnology. References in each chapter guide readers to the primary literature for further investigation of individual topics.

Microfludic Devices for Nanotechnology is a two-volume publication, the first ever to explore the synergies between microfluidics and nanotechnology. This first volume covers fundamental concepts; the second volume examines applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470472279
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/24/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CHALLA S. KUMAR, Ph.D, is Director of Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In addition, he is President and CEO of Magnano Technologies. Dr. Kumar is the winner of the 2006 Nano 50 Technology Award for his work in magnetic-based nanoparticles for cancer imaging and treatment. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods, including those based on microfluidic reactors, for multifunctional nanomaterials. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries. He is the Series Editor for the multi-volume book series, Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) and Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences(NmLS), published by Wiley-VCH. A former editor of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, Dr. Kumar is the author of numerous books and original research papers.

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Table of Contents



1 Fundamentals of Microfluidics Devices Samuel K. Sia Sia, Samuel K. 1

2 Spatiotemporally Controlled Nanoliter-Scale Reconfigurable Microfluidics David H. Gracias Gracias, David H. 39

3 Microfluidic Devices for Studying Kinetics Derek J. Wilson Wilson, Derek J. 63

4 Computational Strategies for Micro- and Nanofluid Dynamics Matyas Benke Benke, Matyas 97

5 Nanofluidic Devices and Their Potential Applications Pierre Joseph Joseph, Pierre 155

6 Particle Transport in Magnetophoretic Microsystems Edward P. Furlani Furlani, Edward P. 215

7 Particles in Microfluidic Systems Adrienne R. Minerick Minerick, Adrienne R. 263

8 In Situ Nanoparticle Focusing Within Microfluidics Jie Wu Jie, Wu 295

9 Residence Time Distribution and Nanoparticle Formation in Microreactors Johann Michael Kohler Kohler, Johann Michael 317

Index 341

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