Theoretical Microfluidics Hardback
Part of the Oxford Master Series in Physics series
Microfluidics is a young and rapidly expanding scientific discipline, which deals with fluids and solutions in miniaturized systems, the so-called lab-on-a-chip systems.
It has applications in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, biotechnology and medicine.
As the lab-on-a-chip systems grow in complexity, a proper theoretical understanding becomes increasingly important.
The basic idea of the book is to provide a self-contained formulation of the theoretical framework of microfluidics, and at the same time give physical motivation and examples from lab-on-a-chip technology.
After three chapters introducing microfluidics, the governing equations for mass, momentum and energy, and some basic flow solutions, the following 14 chapters treat hydraulic resistance/compliance, diffusion/dispersion, time-dependent flow, capillarity, electro- and magneto-hydrodynamics,thermal transport, two-phase flow, complex flow patterns and acousto-fluidics, as well as the new fields of opto- and nano-fluidics.
Throughout the book simple models with analytical solutions are presented to provide the student with a thorough physical understanding of order of magnitudes andvarious selected microfluidic phenomena and devices.
The book grew out of a set of well-tested lecture notes.
It is with its many pedagogical exercises designed as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course.
It is also well suited for self-study.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 364 pages, 85 line drawings, 20 halftones
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/11/2007
- Category: Fluid mechanics
- ISBN: 9780199235087