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Micromachines 2017, 8(5), 137; doi:10.3390/mi8050137

Modular, Discrete Micromixer Elements Fabricated by 3D Printing

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Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
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ReoLab Inc., San Diego, CA 92121, USA
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Daniel Filippini
Received: 1 March 2017 / Revised: 14 April 2017 / Accepted: 17 April 2017 / Published: 26 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 3D Printing: Microfabrication and Emerging Concepts)
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Abstract

3D printing facilitates the straightforward construction of microchannels with complex three-dimensional architectures. Here, we demonstrate 3D-printed modular mixing components that operate on the basis of splitting and recombining fluid streams to decrease interstream diffusion length. These are compared to helical mixers that operate on the principle of chaotic advection. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; microfluidics; micromixing 3D printing; microfluidics; micromixing
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Bhargava, K.C.; Ermagan, R.; Thompson, B.; Friedman, A.; Malmstadt, N. Modular, Discrete Micromixer Elements Fabricated by 3D Printing. Micromachines 2017, 8, 137.

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