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Author Berthier, Jean, 1952-
Title Microdrops and digital microfluidics [electronic resource] / Jean Berthier.
Publication Info. Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., c2008.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Knovel    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 441 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Series Micro & nano technologies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Digital microfluidics in today's microfluidics -- Theory of wetting -- The physics of droplets -- Electrowetting theory -- EWOD microsystems -- Biological applications of EWOD -- Chemical applications -- Acoustic methods for manipulating droplets -- Introduction to droplet microfluidics and multiphase microflows -- Epilog.
Summary After spending over 12 years developing new microsystems for biotechnologyÍ  especially concerned with the microfluidic aspects of these devicesÍ  Jean Berthier is considered a leading authority in the field. Now, following the success of his book, Microfluidics for Biotechnology, Dr. Berthier returns to explain how new miniaturization techniques have dramatically expanded the area of microfluidic applications and microsystems into microdrops and digital microfluidics. Engineers interested in designing more versatile microsystems and students who seek to learn the fundamentals of microfluidics will all appreciate the wide-range of information found within Microdrops and Digital Microfluidics. The most recent developments in digital microfluidics are described in clear detail, with a specific focus on the computational, theoretical and experimental study of microdrops." Over 500 equations and more than 400 illustrations." Authoritative reporting on the latest changes in microfluidic science, where microscopic liquid volumes are handled as ""microdrops"" and separately from ""nanodrops."" " A methodical examination of how liquid microdrops behave in the complex geometries of modern miniaturized systems and interact with different morphological (micro-fabricated, textured) solid substrates." A thorough explanation of how capillary forces act on liquid interfaces in contact with micro-fabricated surfaces." Analysis of how droplets can be manipulated, handled, or transported using electric fields (electrowetting), acoustic actuation (surface acoustic waves), or by a carrier liquid (microflow)." A fresh perspective on the future of microfluidics.
Subject Atomizers.
Microfluidics -- Equipment and supplies.
Spraying equipment.
Electrostatic atomization -- Methodology.
Microelectromechanical systems.
Microfluidics -- methods.
Microchemistry -- methods.
Metals -- Analysis -- Laboratory manuals. Inorganic compounds -- Analysis -- Laboratory manuals. Water -- Analysis -- Laboratory manuals. Sewage -- Analysis -- Laboratory manuals.
Engineering.
Environmental engineering.
Related To Print version: Berthier, Jean, 1952- Microdrops and digital microfluidics. Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., c2008 9780815515449 (DLC) 2007047532 (OCoLC)181903679
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ISBN 9780815515449 (alk. paper)
0815515448 (alk. paper)
9781601195791 (electronic bk.)
1601195796 (electronic bk.)
9780815518341 (electronic bk.)
081551834X (electronic bk.)
9780080947396
0080947395
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