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Integration and Application of Microfluidic Sensors

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 966

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Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of RF Circuits and Systems, College of Electronics & Information, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310000, China
Interests: microdevices based on piezoelectric devices; wireless and passive sensors; self-powered sensors; RF MEMS devices and systems
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College of Information Science & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Interests: resonators; SAW; FBAR; wearable/implantable electronics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microfluidics has emerged as a powerful tool that makes substantial contributions in modern chemistry or biology research. Conceptually, the idea of microfluidics precisely manipulates minute amounts of fluids (pL-nL) in microscale chips fabricated with standard semiconductor industry or other microfabrication approaches. These microfluidic devices, or so-called micro total analysis systems (μTAS), show great potentials in broad applications including sensing, separation, analysis, detection, synthesis and diagnosis, with the advantages of sample economy, rapid analysis time, cost effectiveness, compactness and portability, high throughput, and the ability to multiplex and automate. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect new ideas in the integration and application of microfluidic devices. We invite innovative and original researchers to contribute to the Special Issue with their prestigious work in the related topics, including but not limited to:

  • advanced micro/nanofabrication
  • electrokinetics, electrowetting and dielectrophoresis
  • acoustofluidics and optofluidics
  • sensor technology
  • diagnostics and therapy
  • other microfluidic applications

Dr. Zhen Cao
Prof. Dr. Weipeng Xuan
Prof. Dr. Shurong Dong
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Keywords

  • advanced micro/nanofabrication
  • electrokinetics, electrowetting and dielectrophoresis
  • acoustofluidics and optofluidics
  • sensor technology
  • diagnostics and therapy
  • other microfluidic applications

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Optimizing Sensitivity in a Fluid-Structure Interaction-Based Microfluidic Viscometer: A Multiphysics Simulation Study
by Adil Mustafa, Merve Ertas Uslu and Melikhan Tanyeri
Sensors 2023, 23(22), 9265; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23229265 - 18 Nov 2023
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Fluid-structure interactions (FSI) are used in a variety of sensors based on micro- and nanotechnology to detect and measure changes in pressure, flow, and viscosity of fluids. These sensors typically consist of a flexible structure that deforms in response to the fluid flow [...] Read more.
Fluid-structure interactions (FSI) are used in a variety of sensors based on micro- and nanotechnology to detect and measure changes in pressure, flow, and viscosity of fluids. These sensors typically consist of a flexible structure that deforms in response to the fluid flow and generates an electrical, optical, or mechanical signal that can be measured. FSI-based sensors have recently been utilized in applications such as biomedical devices, environmental monitoring, and aerospace engineering, where the accurate measurement of fluid properties is critical to ensure performance and safety. In this work, multiphysics models are employed to identify and study parameters that affect the performance of an FSI-based microfluidic viscometer that measures the viscosity of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids using the deflection of flexible micropillars. Specifically, we studied the impact of geometric parameters such as pillar diameter and height, aspect ratio of the pillars, pillar spacing, and the distance between the pillars and the channel walls. Our study provides design guidelines to adjust the sensitivity of the viscometer toward specific applications. Overall, this highly sensitive microfluidic sensor can be integrated into complex systems and provide real-time monitoring of fluid viscosity. Full article
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