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Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics
 
 

Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, 2nd Edition

 
Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, 2nd Edition,Jean Berthier,ISBN9781455725502
 
 
 

  

William Andrew

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Digital Microfluidics enables the testing of minute fluid samples without the need for

pumps or pipes. The result of this is increasingly powerful ‘lab-on-chip’ devices with a

lower manufacture cost. Applications range from microreactors (chemical engineering)

to drug delivery and the testing of minute biological fluid samples.

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Key Features

• Authoritative reporting on the latest changes in microfluidic science, where microscopic liquid volumes are handled as ""microdrops"" and separately from ""nanodrops.""

• A methodical examination of how liquid microdrops behave in the complex geometries of modern miniaturized systems and interact with different morphological (micro-fabricated, textured) solid substrates.

• A thorough explanation of how capillary forces act on liquid interfaces in contact with micro-fabricated surfaces.

• Analysis of how droplets can be manipulated, handled, or transported using electric fields (electrowetting), acoustic actuation (surface acoustic waves), or by a carrier liquid (microflow).

• A fresh perspective on the future of microfluidics.

Description

In this 2nd edition of Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, Jean Berthier explores the fundamentals and applications of digital microfluidics, enabling engineers and scientists to design this important enabling technology into devices and harness the considerable potential of digital microfluidics in testing and data collection.

This book describes the most recent developments in digital microfluidics, with a specific focus on the computational, theoretical and experimental study of microdrops.

Unique in its emphasis on digital microfluidics and with diverse applications ranging from drug delivery to point-of-care diagnostic chips, organic synthesis to microreactors, Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics meets the needs of audiences across the fields of bioengineering and biotechnology, and electrical and chemical engineering.

Readership

Engineers, scientists, and developers in biotechnology, nanotechnology, MEMS, and pharmaceuticals. This book will also be an excellent text for a Masters level course in physics and biotechnology.

Jean Berthier

Affiliations and Expertise

CEA/LETI (Laboratory of Electronics, Technology and Information), Grenoble, France

Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, 2nd Edition

  1. Introduction: Digital Microfluidics in Today’s Microfluidics
  2. Theory of Wetting
  3. The Physics of Droplets
  4. Electrowetting Theory
  5. EWOD Microsystems
  6. Introduction to Liquid Dielectrophoresis
  7. Electrowetting on Curved Surfaces
  8. Biological Applications of EWOD
  9. Cell Manipulations in EWOD
  10. Chemical Applications
  11. DMF for Optofluidic Microdevices
  12. Droplet on Deformable Surfaces - Elasto-Capillarity and Electro-Elasto-Capillarity
  13. Acoustic Methods for Manipulating Droplets
  14. Introduction to Droplet Microfluidics and Multiphase Microflows
  15. Epilog
 
 
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