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Microfluidic mixing: a review.

Lee CY, Chang CL, Wang YN, Fu LM - Int J Mol Sci (2011)

Bottom Line: In such devices, sample mixing is essentially achieved by enhancing the diffusion effect between the different species flows.Many mixers have been proposed to facilitate this task over the past 10 years.Accordingly, this paper commences by providing a high level overview of the field of microfluidic mixing devices before describing some of the more significant proposals for active and passive mixers.

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Affiliation: Department of Materials Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912, Taiwan; E-Mail: leecy@mail.npust.edu.tw.

ABSTRACT
The aim of microfluidic mixing is to achieve a thorough and rapid mixing of multiple samples in microscale devices. In such devices, sample mixing is essentially achieved by enhancing the diffusion effect between the different species flows. Broadly speaking, microfluidic mixing schemes can be categorized as either "active", where an external energy force is applied to perturb the sample species, or "passive", where the contact area and contact time of the species samples are increased through specially-designed microchannel configurations. Many mixers have been proposed to facilitate this task over the past 10 years. Accordingly, this paper commences by providing a high level overview of the field of microfluidic mixing devices before describing some of the more significant proposals for active and passive mixers.

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Schematic of the microfluidic system that includes a nozzle-diffuser-based bubble pump, a meander-shape fluid mixing channel and a gas bubble filter [42].
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f6-ijms-12-03263: Schematic of the microfluidic system that includes a nozzle-diffuser-based bubble pump, a meander-shape fluid mixing channel and a gas bubble filter [42].

Mentions: Tsai et al. [42] presented a microfluidic mixer incorporating a thermal bubble actuated nozzle-diffuser micropump, a meander-shape liquid mixing channel and a gas bubble filter (Figure 6).


Microfluidic mixing: a review.

Lee CY, Chang CL, Wang YN, Fu LM - Int J Mol Sci (2011)

Schematic of the microfluidic system that includes a nozzle-diffuser-based bubble pump, a meander-shape fluid mixing channel and a gas bubble filter [42].
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f6-ijms-12-03263: Schematic of the microfluidic system that includes a nozzle-diffuser-based bubble pump, a meander-shape fluid mixing channel and a gas bubble filter [42].
Mentions: Tsai et al. [42] presented a microfluidic mixer incorporating a thermal bubble actuated nozzle-diffuser micropump, a meander-shape liquid mixing channel and a gas bubble filter (Figure 6).

Bottom Line: In such devices, sample mixing is essentially achieved by enhancing the diffusion effect between the different species flows.Many mixers have been proposed to facilitate this task over the past 10 years.Accordingly, this paper commences by providing a high level overview of the field of microfluidic mixing devices before describing some of the more significant proposals for active and passive mixers.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Materials Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912, Taiwan; E-Mail: leecy@mail.npust.edu.tw.

ABSTRACT
The aim of microfluidic mixing is to achieve a thorough and rapid mixing of multiple samples in microscale devices. In such devices, sample mixing is essentially achieved by enhancing the diffusion effect between the different species flows. Broadly speaking, microfluidic mixing schemes can be categorized as either "active", where an external energy force is applied to perturb the sample species, or "passive", where the contact area and contact time of the species samples are increased through specially-designed microchannel configurations. Many mixers have been proposed to facilitate this task over the past 10 years. Accordingly, this paper commences by providing a high level overview of the field of microfluidic mixing devices before describing some of the more significant proposals for active and passive mixers.

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