In the past two decades, microfluidics research has seen phenomenal growth, with many new and emerging applications in fields ranging from chemistry, physics, and biology to engineering. With the emergence of nanotechnology, microfluidics is currently undergoing dramatic changes, embracing the rising field of nanofluidics.
This volume provides up-to-date reviews of the fundamental concepts underlying the design and applications of microfluidic devices using nanotechnology. Moreover, it sets the foundation for such applications as futuristic lab-on-a-chip devices fabricated with nanomaterials. Each of the nine chapters is written by a leading pioneer at the intersection of microfluidics and nanotechnology. The first chapter offers a comprehensive discussion on physics, modeling, technological components, and the fabrication of microfluidics.
The fundamental concepts discussed in this volume are invaluable for scientists, researchers, engineers, and students who want to take advantage of the combined power of microfluidics and nanotechnology. References in each chapter guide readers to the primary literature for further investigation of individual topics.
Microfluidic Devices for Nanotechnology is a two-volume publication, the first ever to explore the synergies between microfluidics and nanotechnology. This first volume covers fundamental concepts; the second volume examines applications.
1 Fundamentals of Microfluidics Devices (Kweku A. Addae-Mensah, Zuankai Wang, Hesam Parsa, Sau Y. Chin, Tassaneewan Laksanasopin, and Samuel K. Sia).
2 Spatiotemporally Controlled Nanoliter-Scale Reconfigurable Microfluidics (Michael D. Genualdi and David H. Gracias).
3 Microfluidic Devices for Studying Kinetics (Derek J. Wilson).
4 Computational Strategies for Micro- and Nanofluidic Dynamics (Dimitris Drikakis, Nikolaos Asproulis, Evgeniy Shapiro, and Matyas Benke).
5 Nanofluidic Devices and Their Potential Applications (Patrick Abgrall, Aurelien Bancaud, and Pierre Joseph).
6 Particle Transport in Magnetophoretic Microsystems (Edward P. Furlani).
7 Particles in Microfluidic Systems (Adrienne R. Minerick).
8 In situ Nanoparticle Focusing Within Microfluidics (Jie Wu).
9 Residence Time Distribution and Nanoparticle Formation in Microreactors (Gregor Alexander Groß and Johann Michael Kohler).