Special Issue "Acoustofluidics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Philippe Brunet
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Guest Editor
Laboratoire MSC, UMR 7057 CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Interests: soft matter; capillary flows; hydrodynamic instabilities; acoustofluidics; active suspensions

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

We are opening this Special Issue on Acoustofluidics, which aims to encompass recent significant studies in this timely field. The manipulation of fluids and particles, e.g., with piezoelectric transducers of typical frequency between a few kHz and several tens of MHz, has recently received a lot of interest, especially in microfluidics processes. Over the last two decades, it was demonstrated that operative and versatile fluid actuation and/or analysis could be achieved by acoustic waves in micro-channels, thin films, droplets, bubbles, foams, emulsions, or porous membranes.

Still, open questions remain and the optimization of processes requires additional knowledge in both fundamental and practical aspects, for instance in the choice of frequency for optimal conditions within given geometries and a large span of fluids, or strategies for using low power actuation to handle fragile bio-fluids.

This Special Issue on Acoustofluidics aims to cover but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Acoustical tweezers and acoustophoresis, in particular particles, living cells or microorganisms, and bubbles manipulation with acoustics
  • Acoustic streaming and application to mixing (analysis and experimentation)
  • Fluid interface manipulation using ultrasound via streaming and radiation pressure, including atomization, droplet generation, and thin films (analysis and experimentation)
  • Integrated acoustofluidics devices for energy, chemical, biological, and medical applications

Dr. Philippe Brunet
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Microfluidics
  • Acoustophoresis
  • Mixing
  • Acoustic for (Bio)-analyses
  • Acoustic Streaming
  • Radiation Pressure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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