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Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook, 2 Volume Set

1st Edition

Edited by Sushanta K. Mitra, Suman Chakraborty

CRC Press

1,766 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics.


  • Discusses basic microbiology and chemistry related to microfluidics
  • Explains fabrication techniques
  • Emphasizes applications of microfluidics in the energy sector
  • Describes micro-fuel cells and lab-on-a-chip
  • Presents example tables, graphs, and equations

Covering physics and transport phenomena along with life sciences and related applications, Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles provides readers with the fundamental science background that are required for the study of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications focuses on topics related to experimental and numerical methods, followed by chapters on fabrications and other applications, ranging from aerospace to biological systems. Both volumes include as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible to reflect the inherent nature of this area, making them valuable to students and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles

Physics and Transport Phenomena

An Overview of Continuum Description of Fluid Flow and Transport Processes

Debapriya Chakraborty and Suman Chakraborty

Microscale Gas Flow Dynamics and Molecular Models for Gas Flow and Heat Transfer

Moran Wang

Calculations of Rarefied Gas Flows in Free-Molecular and Transitional Regimes

Felix Sharipov

Ideal Gas Flows Through Microchannels—Revisited

R. Sambasivam and F. Durst

Pressure-Driven Flow in Microchannels

Auro Ashish Saha and Sushanta K. Mitra

Applications of Magnetohydrodynamics in Microfluidics

Shizhi Qian, Mian Qin, and Haim H. Bau

Diffusio-Osmosis of Electrolyte Solutions in Microscale and Nanoscale

Huan J. Keh

Electrodics in Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems: Microstructure and Pore-Scale Transport

Partha P. Mukherjee and Qinjun Kang

Van der Waals Interaction

Subir Bhattacharjee and Kamaljit Kaur

Single-Particle Colloidal Hydrodynamics

Arindam Banerjee

Mass Transfer Issues in Micro- and Nanoscale

Nadapana Vasu and Sirshendu De

Gas Transport in Microcapillaries, Nanocapillaries, and Porous Media

Ali Malekpourkoupaei, Sushanta K. Mitra, and Marc Secanell

Polymer Transport in Nanochannels

Siddhartha Das and Suman Chakraborty

Fluid Friction and Heat Transfer in Microchannels

Y.S. Muzychka, Z.P. Duan, and M.M. Yovanovich

Nonboiling Two-Phase Flow in Microchannels

Y.S. Muzychka, E.J. Walsh, P. Walsh, and V. Egan

Heat Transfer Analysis in Electro-Osmotically Driven Microchannel Flows

Keisuke Horiuchi and Prashanta Dutta

Analysis of Modes during Bubble Growth in Saturated Film Boiling

G. Tomar, G. Biswas, A. Sharma, and S.W.J. Welch

Physics and Modeling of Turbulent Transport

Nilanjan Chakraborty

Life Sciences and Related Applications

Biotechnology for Bioengineers

Dipankar Das, Vivek Mishra, and Mavanur R. Suresh

Cellular Biomicrofluidics

J. Berthier

Cell Lysis Techniques in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology

Mehdi Shahini, John T.W. Yeow, and Morteza Ahmadi

Microfluidic Cell Culture Devices

Anastasia Elias

Probing Cells with Nanotechnology

Michael G. Schrlau and Haim H. Bau

Genomics and DNA Microarrays

Sam Kassegne and Bhuvnesh Arya

Micro-PCR Devices for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications

Weijie Wan and John T.W. Yeow

Microscopic Hemorheology and Hemodynamics

Junfeng Zhang


Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation and Applications

Experimental and Numerical Methods

Image-Based Photonic Techniques for Microfluidics

David S. Nobes, Mona Abdolrazaghi, and Sushanta K. Mitra

Recent Developments in Microparticle Image Velocimetry

Sang-Youp Lee, Jaesung Jang, Yong-Hwan Kim, and Steve T. Wereley

Near-Surface Particle-Tracking Velocimetry

Peter Huang, Jeffrey S. Guasto, and Kenneth S. Breuer

Finite Volume Method for Numerical Simulation: Fundamentals

Pradip Dutta and Suman Chakraborty

Level-Set Method for Microscale Flows

Y.F. Yap, J.C. Chai, T.N. Wong, and N.T. Nguyen

Characterization of Chaotic Stirring and Mixing Using Numerical Tools

Shizhi Qian, Bayram Celik, and Ali Beskok

Lattice Boltzmann Method and Its Applications in Microfluidics

Junfeng Zhang

Fabrication and Other Applications

SU-8 Photolithography and Its Impact on Microfluidics

Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte and Marc J. Madou

System Integration in Microfluidics

Morteza Ahmadi, John T.W. Yeow, and Mehdi Shahini

Fluidic Interconnects for Microfluidics: Chip to Chip and World to Chip

Bonnie L. Gray

Micro Total Analysis Systems

V.F. Cardoso, J.H. Correia, and G. Minas

Microparticle and Nanoparticle Manipulation

Rong Bai and John Yeow

Optoelectric Particle Manipulation

Aloke Kumar, Stuart J. Williams, Nicolas G. Green, and Steven T. Wereley

Microfluidic Particle Counting Sensors

Chan Hee Chon, Hongpeng Zhang, Xinxiang Pan, and Dongqing Li

Magnetic-Particle-Based Microfluidics

Ranjan Ganguly, Ashok Sinha, and Ishwar K. Puri

The Influence of Microfluidic Channel Wettability on PEM Carbon Paper Fuel Cell

S. AlShakhshir, X. Li, and P. Chen

Biologically Inspired Adhesives

Animangsu Ghatak

Microfluidics for Aerospace Applications

Surya Raghu

Chemically Reacting Flows at the Microscale

Achintya Mukhopadhyay

Methane Solubility Enhancement in Water Confined to Nanoscale Pores

Mery Diaz Campos, I. Yucel Akkutlu, and Richard F. Sigal


About the Editors

Dr. Sushanta K. Mitra is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and he is the director of "Micro and Nano-scale Transport Laboratory" located at the National Institute for Nanotechnology. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University, India, master’s degree from University of Victoria, Canada and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. His research areas include micro-/nano-scale transport processes, flow in porous media, and fuel cells. He has authored and co-authored more than 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario and APEGGA.

Dr. Suman Chakraborty is currently a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. He has research interests in the area of microfluidics and micro/nano scale transport processes, including their theoretical, computational, and experimental modeling, encompassing the underlying fundamentals as well as biomedical, biotechnological, chip cooling, and energy related applications. He has been elected as a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), recipient of the Indo–US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and a visiting professor at Stanford University. He has 160+ international journal publications.

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SCIENCE / Physics