Digital Microfluidics for Liquid Handling and Biochemical Analysis, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E:Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 233

Special Issue Editors

Center for Microflows and Nanoflows, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: droplet microfluidics; soft matter; lab-on-a-chip; miniaturized reactors/sensors
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Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, West Creek Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
Interests: microfluidics; nanofluidics; micro/nanomachining technologies; micro/nanoscale science; instrumentation for biomedical applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Digital microfluidics (DMF) is an emerging technology for the controllable transportation of liquids at a small scale, especially discrete droplets. Compared to the closed channels of conventional microfluidics, DMF devices enable the precise manipulation of droplets containing target samples on a two-dimensional planar chip or even in a three-dimensional open environment. Due to its unique features, DMF holds great potential for implementing droplet manipulation tasks with higher efficiency and automation in processes such as dispersing, trapping, moving, mixing, and reacting, with all these tasks able to be completed through well-established controlling techniques such as electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD) and dielectrophoresis (DEP). Thus, DMF coupled with suitable analytical methods has versatile applications in chemical and biomedical fields and, as such, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers and review articles focusing on novel methodological developments and promising biochemical applications in droplet-based digital microfluidics.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Jing Jin
Prof. Dr. Nam-Trung Nguyen
Guest Editors

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  • droplet microfluidics
  • open microfluidics
  • manipulation
  • electrowetting on dielectric
  • dielectrophoresis
  • biosensors
  • microreactors
  • liquid marbles
  • lab-on-a-chip

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