Microfluidic Technology and Applications / Edition 1

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Discusses different modelling techniques in microfluidics (FEM and CFD). Every reader will have an easy start to model any kind of microfluidic device. Presents the necessary fabrication technologies and examples of the latest microfluidic devices and systems. Microfluidics is a very new research area in microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). This book introduces the theory and practice of microfluidic technology. The content is designed to be of value to engineers with different backgrounds working in the area of microsystem technology. The book includes the necessary fabrication technologies and examples of the latest microfluidic devices and systems that have been realised by a worldwide community of researchers. It covers all aspects of microfluidic theory and describes the breath-taking developments in this field.

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Recent developments in microfluidic technology are impacting molecular biology, chemistry, and medicine, with applications ranging from pumps and valves to DNA analysis, drug dispensing, and environmental monitoring. This text covers topics such as fluid theory, mechanical aspects, modelling techniques (FEM and CFD), fabrication technologies, flow control, particles and chemistry, and integrated microfluidic systems. Examples of the latest devices and systems are presented with the relevant design information. Intended for engineers and postgraduate students in such fields as micromechanical systems, biochemistry, chemistry, and automotive engineering. The authors' affiliations are not cited. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863802447
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/8/2001
  • Series: Microtechnologies & Microsystems Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,400,617
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction 1
2 Theory of Microfluidic Flow 3
3 Mechanical Aspects of Microfluidic Devices 22
4 Modelling Techniques 57
5 Fabrication Technology 106
6 Microfluidic Devices I: Flow Control 151
7 Microfluidic Devices II: Particles and Chemistry 217
8 Integrated Microfluidic Systems 263
Abbreviations and Acronyms 288
References 289
Index 315
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