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- Critical aspects in microfluidic systems design
- Alekseeva, Yulia V.; Crawford, Russell J.; Ivanova, Elena P.
- Classical microfluidic systems can be constructed in three major formats: microarray, droplet and continuous-flow systems. The format of construction is dictated by the intended practical application and therefore is dependent on the compatability between the non-biological and biological components of the microfluidic system. Understanding the physical aspects of microfluid dynamics is critical because in droplet-based and continuous-flow microfluidic systems, fluid surrounds and interacts with encapsulated respectively or nonencapsulated molecules. This review highlights the key requirements in the design and construction of droplet-based and continuous-flow microfluidic systems, and provides an overview of the respective roles played by the surface of the microfluidic device, its channel geometry, and the properties of the microfluids.
- Publication type
- Book chapter
- Advances in chemistry research, vol. 15 / James C. Taylor (ed.), Chapter 1, pp. 1-30
- Publication year
- Continuous flow systems; Droplet-based systems; Microfluidic systems
- Nova Science Publishers
- 9781619425248, 1619425246
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
- Peer reviewed