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Topical Collection "Micromixers: Analysis, Design and Fabrication"
A topical collection in Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).Viewed by 2805
Interests: micromixer; micro heat sink; fluid machinery; optimization; heat transfer
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Special Issue in Micromachines: Optimization of Microfluidic Devices
Special Issue in Micromachines: Analysis, Design and Fabrication of Micromixers
Special Issue in Micromachines: Analysis, Design and Fabrication of Micromixers, Volume II
Topical Collection Information
Micromixers are an important component in micro-total analysis systems (μTAS) and lab-on-a-chip platforms which are widely used for sample preparation and analysis, drug delivery, and biological and chemical synthesis. The successful operation of microfluidic devices requires fast and adequate mixing, but mixing is a challenging task due to the laminar feature of flow at the microscale. Mixing in laminar flows relies on diffusion and requires a longer channel to achieve complete mixing due to the slow process compared with that in turbulent flows. Hence, it is crucial to overcome this challenge to improve the mixing performance. Based on their mixing mechanism, micromixers are classified into two types: active and passive. Passive micromixers are easy to fabricate and generally use geometry modification to cause chaotic advection or lamination to promote the mixing of fluid samples, unlike active micromixers, which use moving parts or some external agitation/energy for the mixing. This collection will highlight recent developments within new mechanisms, numerical and/or experimental mixing analysis, design, and fabrication of various micromixers.
Prof. Dr. Kwang-Yong Kim
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- microfluidic device