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Micro- and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics
Transport in Microfluidic Devices

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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521119030

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  • This text focuses on the physics of fluid transport in micro- and nanofabricated liquid-phase systems, with consideration of gas bubbles, solid particles, and macromolecules. This text was designed with the goal of bringing together several areas that are often taught separately – namely, fluid mechanics, electrodynamics, and interfacial chemistry and electrochemistry – with a focused goal of preparing the modern microfluidics researcher to analyze and model continuum fluid mechanical systems encountered when working with micro- and nanofabricated devices. This text is not a summary of current research in the field, and it omits any discussion of microfabrication techniques or any attempt to summarize the technological state of the art. This text serves as a useful reference for practicing researchers but is designed primarily for classroom instruction. Worked sample problems are inserted throughout to assist the student, and exercises are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate use in classes.

    • Brings together several areas often taught separately, preparing the modern microfluidics researcher to analyse and model continuum fluid mechanical systems
    • Worked sample problems are inserted throughout to assist students, and exercises are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate use in classes
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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521119030
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 259 x 183 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 228 b/w illus. 23 tables 360 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Kinematics, conservation equations, and boundary conditions for incompressible flow
    2. Unidirectional flow
    3. Hydraulic circuit analysis
    4. Passive scalar transport: dispersion, patterning, and mixing
    5. Electrostatics and electrodynamics
    6. Electroosmosis
    7. Potential fluid flow
    8. Stikes flow
    9. The diffuse structure of the electrical double layer
    10. Zeta potential in microchannels
    11. Species and charge transport
    12. Microchip chemical separations
    13. Particle electrophoresis
    14. DNA transport and analysis
    15. Nanofluidics: fluid and current flow in molecular-scale and thick-double-layer systems
    16. AC electrokinetics and the dynamics of diffuse charge
    17. Particle and droplet actuation: dielectrophoresis, magnetophoresis, and digital microfluidics
    Appendices: A. Units and fundamental constants
    B. Properties of electrolyte solutions
    C. Coordinate systems and vector calculus
    D. Governing equation reference
    E. Nondimensionalization and characteristic parameters
    F. Multipolar solutions to the Laplace and Stokes equations
    G. Complex functions
    H. Interaction potentials: atomistic modeling of solvents and solutes.

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    Micro- and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics

    Brian J. Kirby

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    Brian J. Kirby, Cornell University, New York
    Brian J. Kirby currently directs the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He joined the school in August 2004. Previous to that, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Microfluidics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he worked from 2001 to 2004 on microfluidic systems, with applications primarily to counterbioterrorism. Professor Kirby received a 2002 R&D Top 100 Invention Award for work on microvalves for high-pressure fluid control, a 2004 JD Watson Investigator Award for microdevices for protein production and analysis, and a 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for nanoscale electrokinetics and bioagent detection. He teaches both macroscale and microscale fluid mechanics, and received the 2008 Mr and Mrs Robert F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award at Cornell University.

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