Special Issue "Micromixers"


A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nam-Trung Nguyen
Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia
Website: http://www.griffith.edu.au/science-aviation/queensland-micro-nanotechnology-centre/staff/prof-nam-trung-nguyen
Phone: +61 (07) 373 53921
Fax: +61 7 3735 8021
Interests: microfluidics; nanofluidics; lab on a chip; micro optofluidics; micro magnetofluidics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Micromixer is a key component in a number of microsystems, especially lab-on-a-chip. Micromixers are miniaturized mixing devices for at least two different phases that can be liquids, solids or gases. The structures of a micromixer are fabricated partially or in whole using microtechnology or precision engineering. The characteristic channel size of micromixers is in the sub-millimeter range. Common channel widths are on the order of 100 to 500 μm, while channel length could be a few millimeters or more. The channel height is on the order of the channel width or smaller. The overall volume defined by a micromixer is from microliters to milliliters. Compared with molecular size scale, the length scale and volume scale of micromixers are still very large. This fact leads to two key characteristics of micromixers. First, designing micromixers still relies on manipulating the flow using channel geometry or external disturbances. Secondly, while micromixers bring advantages and new features into chemical engineering, molecular level processes such as reaction kinetics remain almost unchanged. The laminar flow regime poses a challenge to designers of micromixers. New mixing concepts and the optimization of known concepts are the hot research topics in recent years. This special issue aims at attracting and publishing the latest works on micromixers.

Nam-Trung Nguyen, Ph.D.
Guest Editor


  • micromixers
  • microfluidics
  • nanofluidics
  • molecular diffusion
  • chaotic advection

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p. 179-220
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Micromachines 2011, 2(2), 179-220; doi:10.3390/mi2020179
Received: 20 March 2011 / Revised: 10 May 2011 / Accepted: 12 May 2011 / Published: 24 May 2011
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p. 36-47
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Micromachines 2010, 1(2), 36-47; doi:10.3390/mi1020036
Received: 9 March 2010 / Revised: 19 May 2010 / Accepted: 2 July 2010 / Published: 12 July 2010
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Micromachines 2010, 1(1), 19-33; doi:10.3390/mi1010019
Received: 13 March 2010 / Accepted: 11 May 2010 / Published: 17 May 2010
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