Micro-fluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip technology


Zhang, X. and Haswell, S.J. (2007) Micro-fluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip technology In, Seeberger, P.H. and Blume, T. (eds.) New Avenues to Efficient Chemical Synthesis: Emerging Technologies. Germany, Springer pp. 21-37. (Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings, 2006/3). (doi:10.1007/2789_2007_026).

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By reducing the operational dimensions of a conventional macro-fluidic-based system down to the micron scale, one can not only reduce the sample volume, but also access a range of unique characteristics, which are not achievable in conventional macro-scale systems. This chapter will discuss the unique properties of miniaturised systems based on micro-fluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip technology and consider how these may influence the overall performance associated with chemical and biological processing. Some consideration will also be given to the selection of materials and/or surface modifications that will be proactive in exploiting the high surface area and thermal and mass transfer properties, to enhance process performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/2789_2007_026
ISBNs: 9783540708483 (print)
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ePrint ID: 49146
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23 May 2007Submitted
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:19
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/49146

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