An optofluidic device for characterizing the effect of viscosity and density on mass transfer

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In this study, we developed an optofluidic device for analyzing the mass transfer of materials in a microfluidic channel. This device uses refractometry to monitor concentration in contrast to typical methods which use florescent markers. This is ideal for situations where a sample is unable to be florescently labeled. This study focuses on the mass transfer of high concentrations of calcium chloride. Specifically, we analyzed the effect of density and viscosity on the mass transfer.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2012: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational (Volume 2)
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 149 - 152
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6275-2