Micro- and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics. Transport in Microfluidic Devices

  • ID: 2128499
  • Book
  • 536 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This text focuses on the physics of fluid transport in micro- and nanofabricated liquid-phase systems, with consideration of gas bubbles, solid particles, and macromolecules. This text was designed with the goal of bringing together several areas that are often taught separately - namely, fluid mechanics, electrodynamics, and interfacial chemistry and electrochemistry - with a focused goal of preparing the modern microfluidics researcher to analyse and model continuum fluid mechanical systems encountered when working with micro- and nanofabricated devices. This text serves as a useful reference for practising researchers but is designed primarily for classroom instruction. Worked sample problems are included throughout to assist the student, and exercises at the end of each chapter help facilitate class learning.
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1. Kinematics, conservation equations, and boundary conditions for incompressible flow;
2. Unidirectional flow;
3. Hydraulic circuit analysis;
4. Passive scalar transport: dispersion, patterning, and mixing;
5. Electrostatics and electrodynamics;
6. Electroosmosis;
7. Potential fluid flow;
8. Stikes flow;
9. The diffuse structure of the electrical double layer;
10. Zeta potential in microchannels;
11. Species and charge transport;
12. Microchip chemical separations;
13. Particle electrophoresis;
14. DNA transport and analysis;
15. Nanofluidics: fluid and current flow in molecular-scale and thick-double-layer systems;
16. AC electrokinetics and the dynamics of diffuse charge;
17. Particle and droplet actuation: dielectrophoresis, magnetophoresis, and digital microfluidics; Appendices: A. Units and fundamental constants; B. Properties of electrolyte solutions; C. Coordinate systems and vector calculus; D. Governing equation reference; E. Nondimensionalization and characteristic parameters; F. Multipolar solutions to the Laplace and Stokes equations; G. Complex functions; H. Interaction potentials: atomistic modeling of solvents and solutes.
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Brian J. Kirby Cornell University, New York.

Brian J. Kirby currently directs the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He joined the school in August 2004. Previous to that, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Microfluidics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he worked from 2001 to 2004 on microfluidic systems, with applications primarily to counterbioterrorism. Professor Kirby received a 2002 R&D Top 100 Invention Award for work on microvalves for high-pressure fluid control, a 2004 JD Watson Investigator Award for microdevices for protein production and analysis, and a 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for nanoscale electrokinetics and bioagent detection. He teaches both macroscale and microscale fluid mechanics, and received the 2008 Mr and Mrs Robert F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award at Cornell University.
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