Expands and updates the coverage of the leading edge research; an International Editorial Board and over 250 experts in microfluidics and nanofluidics providing comprehensive and current information
Introduces new entries in the developing areas of nanofluidics, technology and devices for energy conversion and for material synthesis using micro/nano fluidics, and microfluidic chips made of papers and fabrics, etc.
Provides a concise review of research to date on fundamental topics such as surface electronkinetics, acoustics, nanooptofluidics, and coverage of many new key results and applications, theoretical models and simulation, experimental studies and techniques, and devices
Offers clearly structured essays with extensive cross-references
Covering all aspects of transport phenomena on the nano- and micro-scale, the 800 entries include 300 essay entries. The Encyclopedia gives an up to date look at the fundamentals of the field as well as many experiments and applications in growing areas such as energy devices and bioengineering applications.
A selection of entries in this reference include: Electrical double layers.- Electro osmosis.- Electrophoresis.- Dielectrophoresis.- Quantum dots.- Electrowetting.- Theoretical models and numerical simulations (e.g., continuum and MDS).- Pressure-driven single phase liquid flows.- Pressure-driven single phase gas flows.- Pressure-driven two phase flows.- Electroosmotic flow.- Electrophoretic motion of particles and cells.- Joule heating in electrokinetic flow.- Mixing.- Electrokinetic focusing.- Electrokinetic dispensing.- Molecular dynamic simulations.- Other non-continuous approaches.- Electrowetting and droplets.- Nanofluidics.- Flow in channels with 3D elements.- Electrokinetic transport with biochemical reactions.- Photolithography.- Silicon micromachining.- Laser based micromachining.- LIGA.- Soft photolithography.- Nanochannel fabrication.- Molecular tagging method.- Micro PIV.- On-chip waveguide.- Other micro flow visualization techniques.- Fluorescent thermometry.- Electrical current monitoring methods for evaluating EOF velocity.- Methods for measuring zeta potential.- Methods for surface modification (e.g., self assembled monolayer, polymer coating).- Microfluidic pumping.- Microfluidic mixing.- Microfluidic dispensing.- Microfluidic bioreactors.- Lab-on-chip devices for DNA analysis (e.g., PCR, hybridization, sequencing).- Lab-on-chip devices for separation based detection (e.g., electrophoresis).- Lab-on-chip devices for cell analysis (e.g., flow cytometry, dielectrophoresis).- Lab-on-chip devices based on electro-wetting.- Lab-on-chip devices for protein analysis.- Lab-on-chip devices for immunoassay.- Lab-on-chip devices for chemical analysis.- Lab-on-chip devices for bio-defense applications.- Micro-fuel cells.- Micro heat pipes.- Opto-microfluidics and opto-nanofluidics.