Special Issue "Micromixer & Micromixing"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yong Kweon Suh
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dong-A University, Busan 604-714, Korea
Website: http://cfdlab.donga.ac.kr/
E-Mail: yksuh@dau.ac.kr
Fax: +82 (0) 51 200 7648
Interests: MEMS; NEMS; mixing in microsystem; electrohydrodynamics; molecular dynamics simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Establishing effective mixing in small scales is of the utmost importance in the design and operation of micromachines. Although numerous ideas have been proposed for enhancing the mixture of fluids in small-scale devices, the subject still deserves our attention because no generalized guidelines presently exist as to, e.g., the optimization of a given mixer system. Aside from the aspect of mixing performance, with respect to the fabrication of micromachines, such as lab-on-chips, the mixer unit should be as simple as possible so as to reduce the cost of products. A Special Issue on “Micromixer & Micromixing” is thus purposed to provide a research forum for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas of mixing enhancement and to present practical applications of mixing technologies in specific machines. We welcome studies, not only on small-scale machines, but also on large-scale systems if the results are relevant to journal readers. Various kinds of fluid-driving tools for mixing, such as acoustic, electrokinetic, and magnetic forces will hopefully be considered by the contributors. We also expect a wide range of applications to be discussed, including those involving heat transfer, chemical reactions, biology, food, etc.

Prof. Dr. Yong Kweon Suh
Guest Editor


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  • mixing
  • mixer
  • chaotic advection
  • low Reynolds number
  • lab-on-chip
  • microfluidics

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Micromachines 2014, 5(4), 886-912; doi:10.3390/mi5040886
Received: 29 August 2014; in revised form: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 26 September 2014 / Published: 20 October 2014
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Micromachines 2014, 5(3), 654-666; doi:10.3390/mi5030654
Received: 17 July 2014; in revised form: 24 July 2014 / Accepted: 6 August 2014 / Published: 1 September 2014
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