Special Issue "Analysis, Design and Fabrication of Micromixers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: micromixer; micro heat sink; fluid machinery; optimization; heat transfer
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Special Issue in Micromachines: Optimization of Microfluidic Devices
Micromixers are an important component in micrototal analysis systems and lab-on-a-chip platforms which are widely used for sample preparation and analysis, drug delivery, and biological and chemical synthesis. The successful operation of microfluidic devices requires fast and adequate mixing, but mixing is a challenging task due to the laminar feature of the flow at the microscale. Mixing in laminar flows relies on diffusion and requires a longer channel to achieve complete mixing due to the slow process compared to that in turbulent flows. Hence, it is crucial to overcome this challenge to improve the mixing performance. Based on their mixing mechanism, micromixers are classified into two types: active and passive. Passive micromixers are easy to fabricate and generally use geometry modification to cause chaotic advection or lamination to promote the mixing of fluid samples, unlike active micromixers, which use moving parts or some external agitation/energy for the mixing. The current Special Issue covers new mechanisms, numerical and/or experimental mixing analysis, design, and fabrication of various micromixers.
Prof. Kwang-Yong Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- microfluidic device