Special Issue "Experimental Nanofluidics"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2017)

Special Issue Editors

EPFL-STI-IMT-LMIS, BM-Station 17, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: bioMEMS; micro- and nano-fluidics; cell chips; bioelectronics; biosensors
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EPFL-STI-IMT-LMIS, BM-Station 17, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: polymers; MEMS processing; BioMEMS; stereolithography; medical devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanofluidics is generally defined as the study of fluid motion in and around structures having a size of less than 100 nm and has become a major subject of research in the past decade. This is directly related to the development of micro and nanotechnologies which allow an unprecedented control of dimensions, geometries and surface properties at the nanoscale, required for the production of synthetic nanochannels and nanofluidic components.

This Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on experimental investigations of nanofluidics. Example topics include the fabrication of nanofluidic components and the influence of parameters such as: pore geometry and surface charge on the properties of the nanochannels; the study of electrokinetic, electrostatic and electroosmotic effects and their impact on transport phenomena in nanofluidic devices for flagship and innovative applications such as gating, current rectification and, more loosely, modulation and control of fluids inside the nanochannels. Since fabrication technology related to nanofluidics devices is quickly evolving, as is the comprehension of the physics governing fluids at the nanoscale, applications to others fields of science are currently worth considering. Areas of research such as membrane science, biological interfaces, chemical analysis, molecular analysis or neurostimulation may be favorably impacted by the application of nanofluidics concepts.

Prof. Dr. Philippe Renaud
Dr. Arnaud Bertsch
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nanoscale transport
  • Flow modulation
  • Ionic flow
  • Gating
  • Current rectification
  • Interfacial chemistry
  • Nanochannels
  • Nanopores
  • Nanoconfinement effects
  • Electrokinetics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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