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Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics

After spending over 12 years developing new microsystems for biotechnology – especially concerned with the microfluidic aspects of these devices – Jean Berthier is considered a leading authority in the field. Now, following the success of his book, Microfluidics for Biotechnology, Dr. Berthier returns to explain how new miniaturization techniques have dramatically expanded the area of microfluidic applications and microsystems into microdrops and digital microfluidics.

Engineers interested in designing more versatile microsystems and students who seek to learn the fundamentals of microfluidics will all appreciate the wide-range of information found within Microdrops and Digital Microfluidics. The most recent developments in digital microfluidics are described in clear detail, with a specific focus on the computational, theoretical and experimental study of microdrops.

Engineers, scientists, and developers in biotechnology, nanotechnology, MEMS, and pharmaceuticals. This book will also be an excellent text for a Masters level course in physics and biotechnology.


Published: February 2008

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1544-9


  • 1. Introduction to Microtechnology: From Microflows to Microdrops2. Theory of Wetting3. The Physics of Droplets4. Theory of Electrowetting5. EWOD Microsystems6. Biological Applications of EWOD Microsystems7. Chemical Applications of EWOD Microsystems8. Acoustic Methods9. Two Phase Microflows: Microdrops in Microflows10. Conclusions, Trends, and Perspectives


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