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Micromixing within microfluidic devices

Micromixing within microfluidic devices
Micromixing within microfluidic devices
Micromixing is a crucial process within microfluidic systems such as micro total analysis systems (?TAS). A state-of-art review on microstructured mixing devices and their mixing phenomena is given. The review first presents an overview of the characteristics of fluidic behavior at the microscale and their implications in microfluidic mixing processes. According to the two basic principles exploited to induce mixing at the microscale, micromixers are generally classified as being passive or active. Passive mixers solely rely on pumping energy, whereas active mixers rely on an external energy source to achieve mixing. Typical types of passive micromixers are discussed, including T- or Y-shaped, parallel lamination, sequential, focusing enhanced mixers, and droplet micromixers. Examples of active mixers using external forces such as pressure field, electrokinetic, dielectrophoretic, electrowetting, magneto-hydrodynamic, and ultrasound to assist mixing are presented. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of mixing in a microfluidic environment are discussed.
active micromixers, microfluidics, micromixing, mixing principles, passive micromixers
1-42
Springer
Capretto, Lorenzo
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Cheng, Wei
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Hill, Martyn
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Zhang, Xunli
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Cheng, Wei
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Hill, Martyn
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Zhang, Xunli
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Capretto, Lorenzo, Cheng, Wei, Hill, Martyn and Zhang, Xunli (2011) Micromixing within microfluidic devices. In, Topics in Current Chemistry. London, GB. Springer, pp. 1-42. (doi:10.1007/128_2011_150).

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Micromixing is a crucial process within microfluidic systems such as micro total analysis systems (?TAS). A state-of-art review on microstructured mixing devices and their mixing phenomena is given. The review first presents an overview of the characteristics of fluidic behavior at the microscale and their implications in microfluidic mixing processes. According to the two basic principles exploited to induce mixing at the microscale, micromixers are generally classified as being passive or active. Passive mixers solely rely on pumping energy, whereas active mixers rely on an external energy source to achieve mixing. Typical types of passive micromixers are discussed, including T- or Y-shaped, parallel lamination, sequential, focusing enhanced mixers, and droplet micromixers. Examples of active mixers using external forces such as pressure field, electrokinetic, dielectrophoretic, electrowetting, magneto-hydrodynamic, and ultrasound to assist mixing are presented. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of mixing in a microfluidic environment are discussed.

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Published date: 2011
Keywords: active micromixers, microfluidics, micromixing, mixing principles, passive micromixers

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Local EPrints ID: 189177
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/189177
PURE UUID: 90657fdf-f97d-4924-bf06-a9301499c5d9
ORCID for Martyn Hill: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6448-9448
ORCID for Xunli Zhang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4375-1571

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Date deposited: 31 May 2011 10:35
Last modified: 12 Nov 2019 02:03

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