Complete analytical model of microfluidic dipoles and quadrupoles: Application to brush stroke and gradient control with microfluidic probes

Thomas Gervais, Mohammadali Safavieh, Mohammad Qasaimeh, David Juncker

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Abstract

Microfluidic probes (MFP) are an emerging class of open microfluidic systems that generate precisely controlled flow patterns over an open surface without the need for closed microchannels, with applications in cell studies and surface patterning. Currently, hydrodynamic properties specifically hydrodynamic flow confinement (HFC) dimensions and diffusive broadening under two-aperture MFPs are determined only through lengthy numerical simulations, or trial and error experiments. Here, we report a complete set of analytical results and scaling laws based on three user-defined parameters that accurately describe all key properties of both microfluidic dipoles (MD) and microfluidic quadrupoles (MQ).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1298-1301
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806476
StatePublished - 2014
Event18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2014Oct 30 2014

Publication series

Name18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014

Other

Other18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period10/26/1410/30/14

Keywords

  • Mass transfer
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Microfluidic probe
  • Open microfluidics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Gervais, T., Safavieh, M., Qasaimeh, M., & Juncker, D. (2014). Complete analytical model of microfluidic dipoles and quadrupoles: Application to brush stroke and gradient control with microfluidic probes. In 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014 (pp. 1298-1301). (18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.