Strategy for active mixing in microdevices

TitleStrategy for active mixing in microdevices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsStoeber, B., D. Liepmann, and S. J. Muller
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume75
Date PublishedJUN
ISSN1539-3755
Abstract

We present a concept for and experimental demonstration of an active microfluidic mixer that uses microvalves to control periodic flow deviation. This active design allows the degree of mixing to be varied independently of flow rate. The mixer is compact and efficient, achieving mixing of different fluids through chaotic advection by stretching and folding the interface of the fluids.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.066314%7D
DOI10.1103/PhysRevE.75.066314

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