Physics of multiphase microflows and microdroplets

Yonghao Zhang, Haihu Liu

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Abstract

Multiphase microfluidic applications are very broad, ranging from DNA analysis such as PCR in droplets to chemical synthesis [20]. Optimal design and operation of such systems need insightful understanding of fundamental multiphase flow physics at microscale. In this chapter, we discuss some basic flow physics of multiphase microdroplets. The important dimensionless parameters relating to droplet dynamics are elaborated. We use droplet generation processes as examples to explain rich flow physics involved in microdroplet dynamics.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrodroplet Technology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and emerging applications
EditorsPhilip Day, Andreas Manz, Yonghao Zhang
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
VolumeIX
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NamePrinciples and Emerging Applications in Biology and Chemistry: Integrated Analytical Systems
PublisherSpringer New York
VolumeIX
ISSN (Print)2196-4483

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Physics
Multiphase flow
Microfluidics
DNA
Optimal design

Keywords

  • physics
  • multiphase microflows
  • microdroplets
  • emerging applications
  • biology
  • chemistry

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Zhang, Y., & Liu, H. (2012). Physics of multiphase microflows and microdroplets. In P. Day, A. Manz, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Microdroplet Technology: Principles and emerging applications (Vol. IX, pp. 1-21). (Principles and Emerging Applications in Biology and Chemistry: Integrated Analytical Systems; Vol. IX).
Zhang, Yonghao ; Liu, Haihu. / Physics of multiphase microflows and microdroplets. Microdroplet Technology: Principles and emerging applications. editor / Philip Day ; Andreas Manz ; Yonghao Zhang. Vol. IX 2012. pp. 1-21 (Principles and Emerging Applications in Biology and Chemistry: Integrated Analytical Systems).
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Microdroplet Technology: Principles and emerging applications. ed. / Philip Day; Andreas Manz; Yonghao Zhang. Vol. IX 2012. p. 1-21 (Principles and Emerging Applications in Biology and Chemistry: Integrated Analytical Systems; Vol. IX).

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