A simulation of microfluidic oscillator micromixer

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Micromixing is particularly interesting for many microfluidic applications. In micrometric size devices, reaching an efficient mixing is often difficult, due to laminarization of the flow. As an example, efficient mixing may be obtained using a secondary pulsed flow to destabilize the diffusion layer between the two fluids to mix. However, this technique requires a specific actuation, which makes the microsystem more complex. In this paper, we study an autopulsating micromixer based on a microfluidic oscillator

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling
Published: May 3, 2009
Pages: 383 - 387
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Informatics, Modeling & Simulation
ISBN: 978-1-4398-1784-1