Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics


  • Jean Berthier, CEA/LETI (Laboratory of Electronics, Technology and Information), Grenoble, France

In this 2nd edition of Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, Jean Berthier explores the fundamentals and applications of digital microfluidics, enabling engineers and scientists to design this important enabling technology into devices and harness the considerable potential of digital microfluidics in testing and data collection.This book describes the most recent developments in digital microfluidics, with a specific focus on the computational, theoretical and experimental study of microdrops.Unique in its emphasis on digital microfluidics and with diverse applications ranging from drug delivery to point-of-care diagnostic chips, organic synthesis to microreactors, Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics meets the needs of audiences across the fields of bioengineering and biotechnology, and electrical and chemical engineering.
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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.


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-2550-2

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Digital Microfluidics in Today’s Microfluidics
  2. Theory of Wetting
  3. The Physics of Droplets
  4. Electrowetting Theory
  5. EWOD Microsystems
  6. Introduction to Liquid Dielectrophoresis
  7. Electrowetting on Curved Surfaces
  8. Biological Applications of EWOD
  9. Cell Manipulations in EWOD
  10. Chemical Applications
  11. DMF for Optofluidic Microdevices
  12. Droplet on Deformable Surfaces - Elasto-Capillarity and Electro-Elasto-Capillarity
  13. Acoustic Methods for Manipulating Droplets
  14. Introduction to Droplet Microfluidics and Multiphase Microflows
  15. Epilog