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A Novel In-Plane Passive Micromixer Using Coanda Effect

  • Chien-Chong Hong
  • Jin-Woo Choi
  • Chong H. Ahn

Abstract

In this paper, an innovative in-plane passive micromixer using the “Coanda effect” has been designed, simulated, fabricated and successfully characterized. Simulation and experimental results of the developed novel micromixer have shown excellent mixing performances over a wide range of flow rate from 1 µl/min to 100 µl/min. The micromixer realized in this work has achieved even better mixing performance at a higher flow rate of 100 µl/min. Due to a simple in-plane structure of the novel micromixer, the mixer can be easily fabricated and integrated with total microfluidic systems.

Keywords

Passive micromixer Coanda effect microfluidic in-plane micromixer 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chien-Chong Hong
    • 1
  • Jin-Woo Choi
    • 1
  • Chong H. Ahn
    • 1
  1. 1.MicroSystems and BioMEMS LabUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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