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Special Issue "Rheology and Complex Fluid Flows in Microfluidics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.
Interests: Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics; rheology; viscoelasticity; elastic instabilities; CFD; biofluid flows; thermal–Marangoni flows; microfluidics; microdevice optimisation
We are pleased to announce the Special Issue on the theme of “Rheology and Flows of Complex Fluids in Microfluidic Devices” to be published in Micromachines. Many artificial and natural fluids contain macromolecules, particles, or droplets that impart complex rheology and flow behaviour to the fluid. It is well known that the overall rheological properties of these fluids are determined by events occurring at the microscopic level, and that the conditions encountered in microfluidic devices can be particularly suitable to study such behaviour.
This Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and topical review articles that focus on recent developments in complex fluid flows at the microscale, including polymer solutions and polymer melts, suspensions, active fluids, biological fluids, surfactant solutions, gels, and liquid crystals. We invite contributions in all areas of experimental and computational complex fluid mechanics and rheology, where the non-Newtonian character of the fluid is important in determining the characteristics of the flow at the microscale.
Dr. Monica S. N. Oliveira
Dr. Manuel A. Alves
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- non-Newtonian fluid flows
- elastic instabilities
- active fluids
- computational rheology