410 pages | 100 Color Illus.
This book will cover main topics about the fundamentals and applications of nanofluidics. These would be nanofluidics, how it differs from classic fluid mechanics, as well as describing the methodologies of nanofluidics, including numerical approaches, e.g. molecular dynamics simulation and experimental techniques. Fundamental physics and new phenomena in nanofluidics follows, with numerous applications incorporated. Lastly, challenges and future topics are addressed.This book can be viewed as a starting point for studying nanofluidics. It can also be used as a reference in various areas, including lab-on-a-chip technology, medicine, analytical chemistry, physics and engineering.
What is Nanofluidics.Validity of Classic Fluid Mechanics. The Roles of Confinements. Why Nanofluidics.Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Fabrication Techniques for Nanofluidic Systems. Surface Effects. Properties of Fluids in Nanoconfinements. PressureDriven Flows. Thermally Driven Flows. Fluid Infiltration. New Flow Phenomena. Lab-on-Chips.Nanopumps. Flow Manipulation.Analyses of Biomolecules. Biosensing. Nanomedicine. Challenges.Opportunities.