Theoretical Microfluidics (Oxford Master Series in Physics 18)

Theoretical Microfluidics (Oxford Master Series in Physics 18)

By: Henrik Bruus (author)Paperback

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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 and various 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.

About Author

Professor Henrik Bruus MIC - Department of Micro and Nanotechnology Technical University of Denmark DTU, Bldg. 345 east DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby Denmark 1990: Lic.scient, (PhD), University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1990-1992: Nordita fellow, Nordita, Copenhagen, Denmark 1992-1994: Postdoc, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, USA 1994-1996: Marie Curie fellow, CNRS-CRTBT, Grenoble, France. 1996-2001: Associate Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 2001-2004: Associate Professor, MIC - Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark. 2005- present Professor, MIC - Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark.


1. Basic concepts in microfluidics ; 2. Governing equations ; 3. Basic flow solutions ; 4. Hydraulic resistance and compliance ; 5. Diffusion ; 6. Time-dependent flow ; 7. Capillary effects ; 8. Electrohydrodynamics ; 9. Electroosmosis ; 10. Dielectrophoresis ; 11. Magnetophoresis ; 12. Thermal transfer ; 13. Two-phase flow ; 14. Complex flow patterns ; 15. Acoustofluidics ; 16. Optofluidics ; 17. Nanofluidics ; Appendices

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  • ISBN13: 9780199235094
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780199235094
  • weight: 822
  • ISBN10: 0199235090

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