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Visualization of Fluid Mixing in Microchannels
November/December 2005 (vol. 25 no. 6)
pp. 16-20
Kai Kang, Columbia University
Rene Chevray, Columbia University
The development of a microchannel for fluid-mixing applications comes from the recent interest in microfluidic device applications in biology. The basic idea of microfluidics is to shrink the physical dimensions of most commonly used processors. The lab on a chip is one long-term goal in microfluidics research. In addition, the application of microfluidic technology in clinical diagnostics offers significant cost advantages in terms of reagents, device fabrication, and usage.

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1. K. Kang, Experimental and Numerical Study of Fluid Mixing in a Lid-Driven Cavity Flow Model and Its Application to Microchannels, doctoral dissertation, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2004.

Index Terms:
microchannel, fluid mixing, lab on a chip
Citation:
Kai Kang, Rene Chevray, "Visualization of Fluid Mixing in Microchannels," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 16-20, Nov.-Dec. 2005, doi:10.1109/MCG.2005.144
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