The advancements in micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, especially in the last couple of decades, have led research communities, over the world, to invest unprecedented levels of attention on the science and technology of micro- and nano-scale devices and the concerned applications. With an intense focus on micro- and nanotechnology from a fluidic perspective, Microfluidics and Microscale Transport Processes provides a broad review of advances in this field. A comprehensive compendium of key indicators to recent developments in some very active research topics in microscale transport processes, it supplies an optimal balance between discussions of concrete applications and development of fundamental understanding.
The chapters discuss a wide range of issues in the sub-domains of capillary transport, fluidic resistance, electrokinetics, substrate modification, rotational microfluidics, and the applications of the phenomena of these sub-domains in diverse situations ranging from non-biological to biological ones like DNA hybridization and cellular biomicrofluidics. The book also addresses a generic problem of particle transport in nanoscale colloidal suspensions and includes a chapter on Lattice-Boltzmann methods for phase-changing problems which represents a generic particle based approach that may be useful to address many microfluidic problems of interdisciplinary relevance.
Table of Contents
Capillary Transport in Microchannels, D. Chakraborty and S. Chakraborty
Fluid Friction and Heat Transfer in Microchannels, R. Dey, S. Das Gupta, and S. Chakraborty
Electrokinetics in Narrow Confinements, S. Das, J. Chakraborty and S. Chakraborty
Soft Lithography and Beyond: Some Recent Developments in Meso Patterning, R. Mukherjee
Centrifugal Microfluidics: Characteristics and Possibilities, S. Soroori, L. Kulinsky, M. Madou
Micro Heat Pipes: From Basics to Applications, B. Suman and S. DasGupta
Microfluidics-Based DNA Hybridization, S. Das, T. Das and S. Chakraborty
Cellular Biomicrofluidics: On the Effect of Microconfinement, T. Das, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty
Particle Transport in Nanoscale Colloidal Suspensions, S. Ganguly
Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Phase Changing Flows, D. Chatterjee
Suman Chakraborty is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
"… I can say that the book will interest many researchers all around the world … This type of books is really necessary for researchers, academics and even microfluidics-implicated companies! I therefore extremely recommend the publication of this book."
—Sakir Amiroudine, University of Bordeaux, France
"… a good reference for microfluidic researchers, especially for mathematical foundations. … presents an in-depth treatment of transport processes in microfluidic systems. … a valuable contribution to the field."
—Rohit N. Karnik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
"The various chapters have been written by experts in their fields and are thus very detailed and thorough. Overall, the editor has performed an excellent balancing act of discussing important state-of-the-art techniques and also of discussing the underlying fundamentals of these topics."
—Aloke Kumar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA