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Application of micro wall jets for enhanced biosensor fluid mixing
Author(s): Thomas S. Mautner
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Paper Abstract

The concept of micro wall jets has been applied to the low Reynolds number (Re≤1), two-dimensional channel flows which may be found in biosensor microfluidic systems. The current numerical investigation utilizes the lattice Boltzmann method for flow field, temperature and binary fluid transport computations. Inlet and wall temperatures were specified along with various binary fluid properties to demonstrate their effect on the main channel flow due to the addition of micro wall jets. Results indicate similar levels of mixing for single and double jet configurations. The data also indicates the potential of using opposing jets to focus the binary fluid in the center of the channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5651, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II, (16 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.582114
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Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5651:
Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II
Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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