Microfluidic Mixing: A Physics-Oriented Review

Saravanakumar, Sri Manikandan et Cicek, Paul-Vahe (2023). « Microfluidic Mixing: A Physics-Oriented Review ». Micromachines, 14(10).

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This comprehensive review paper focuses on the intricate physics of microfluidics and their application in micromixing techniques. Various methods for enhancing mixing in microchannels are explored, with a keen emphasis on the underlying fluid dynamics principles. Geometrical micromixers employ complex channel designs to induce fluid–fluid interface distortions, yielding efficient mixing while retaining manufacturing simplicity. These methods synergize effectively with external techniques, showcasing promising potential. Electrohydrodynamics harnesses electrokinetic phenomena like electroosmosis, electrophoresis, and electrothermal effects. These methods offer dynamic control over mixing parameters via applied voltage, frequency, and electrode positioning, although power consumption and heating can be drawbacks. Acoustofluidics leverages acoustic waves to drive microstreaming, offering localized yet far-reaching effects. Magnetohydrodynamics, though limited in applicability to certain fluids, showcases potential by utilizing magnetic fields to propel mixing. Selecting an approach hinges on trade-offs among complexity, efficiency, and compatibility with fluid properties. Understanding the physics of fluid behavior and rationalizing these techniques aids in tailoring the most suitable micromixing solution. In a rapidly advancing field, this paper provides a consolidated understanding of these techniques, facilitating the informed choice of approach for specific microfluidic mixing needs.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Microfluidique, micromélangeurs, mécanique des fluides
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences > Département d'informatique
Déposé par: Paul-Vahé Cicek
Date de dépôt: 02 oct. 2023 08:06
Dernière modification: 02 oct. 2023 08:06
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/17026


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