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Imaging of mixing dynamics in micromixers using microscopy and optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Chuanwu Xi; Dan Marks; Devang S Parikh; Lutgarde Raskin; Stephen A. Boppart
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Paper Abstract

We present the design of two efficient micromixers, a 3-D serpentine micromixer and a vortex mixer. Light and confocal microscopy and image analysis programs were used to study mixing efficiency in these two micromixers and a Y-shape straight channel. By utilizing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), an emerging high-resolution medical and biological imaging technology, we obtained 3-D structural data and mixing dynamics for the 3-D serpentine mixer and the vortex mixer. The results indicate that mixing efficiency characterized with OCT is more accurate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5345, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems II, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.523395
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Chuanwu Xi, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Dan Marks, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Devang S Parikh, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Lutgarde Raskin, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Stephen A. Boppart, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5345:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems II
Peter Woias; Ian Papautsky, Editor(s)

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