A simple low pressure drop suspension-based microfluidic mixer

M.J. Workamp, V. Saggiomo, J.A. Dijksman

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Abstract

We present a novel microfluidic mixer that is easy to fabricate and simple to use. The mixer features a single mixing chamber in which particles are driven by a moving magnet. We show that the mixing efficiency is markedly increased by addition of particles to the chip, as a result of the diffusive motion of the sheared particles. The mixer is efficient for a range of driving rates and features a low pressure drop due to its simple design, making the mixer design compatible with soft chip material. It is therefore ideal to incorporate in lab-on-a-chip devices.
Original languageEnglish
Article number094003
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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