Passive Mixing inside Microdroplets
AbstractDroplet-based micromixers are essential units in many microfluidic devices for widespread applications, such as diagnostics and synthesis. The mixers can be either passive or active. When compared to active methods, the passive mixer is widely used because it does not require extra energy input apart from the pump drive. In recent years, several passive droplet-based mixers were developed, where mixing was characterized by both experiments and simulation. A unified physical understanding of both experimental processes and simulation models is beneficial for effectively developing new and efficient mixing techniques. This review covers the state-of-the-art passive droplet-based micromixers in microfluidics, which mainly focuses on three aspects: (1) Mixing parameters and analysis method; (2) Typical mixing element designs and the mixing characters in experiments; and, (3) Comprehensive introduction of numerical models used in microfluidic flow and diffusion. View Full-Text
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Chen, C.; Zhao, Y.; Wang, J.; Zhu, P.; Tian, Y.; Xu, M.; Wang, L.; Huang, X. Passive Mixing inside Microdroplets. Micromachines 2018, 9, 160.
Chen C, Zhao Y, Wang J, Zhu P, Tian Y, Xu M, Wang L, Huang X. Passive Mixing inside Microdroplets. Micromachines. 2018; 9(4):160.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Chengmin; Zhao, Yingjie; Wang, Jianmei; Zhu, Pingan; Tian, Ye; Xu, Min; Wang, Liqiu; Huang, Xiaowen. 2018. "Passive Mixing inside Microdroplets." Micromachines 9, no. 4: 160.
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