Recent developments of micro- and nanoscale manufacturing techniques lead to design and fabrication of various micron and submicron fluidic devices in various branches of science and technology. Precise manipulation of these nanofluidic processes is key to the operation and performance of micro- and nano-systems.This will be the first book that systematically reviews electrokinetic nanofluidic processes and introduces novel and pioneering applications of microfluidics and nanofluidics for biomedical and energy systems. A hybrid atomistic/continuum numerical method will also be introduced, which is considerably faster, more accurate and more efficient compare with its counterparts.
Microfluidics and Nanofluidics: An Introduction.Fundamentals. Hybrid Continuum/Atomistic Study. Electrokinetics in Nanofluidics. Electrophoretic Motion of Nanoparticles in Nanochannels. Induced Charged Electrokinetics in Nanochannels. Thermal Analysis of Electrokinetics in Nanofluidics. Electrokinetic Transport of Non-Newtonian Fluids through Nanochannels. Electrokinetic Transport of Nanofluids through Microchannels. Applications. Microfluidic Energy Conversion Devices. Microfluidic and Nanofluidics Fuel cells. Micro-Combustion Energy Harvesting Devices. Microelectronic Cooling Microfluidics. Cooling Effects of Nanofluid in Microchannels. Cell Electroporation. Nanofluidics and Blood Coagulation Enhancement. Micro-Mixers.Micro-Pumps. Micro-Valves