Micro-Fluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip Technology

  • X. Zhang
  • S. J. Haswell
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 2006/3)


By reducing the operational dimensions of a conventional macro-fluidic-based system down to the micron scale, one can not only reduce the sample volume, but also access a range of unique characteristics, which are not achievable in conventional macro-scale systems. This chapter will discuss the unique properties of miniaturised systems based on micro-fluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip technology and consider how these may influence the overall performance associated with chemical and biological processing. Some consideration will also be given to the selection of materials and/or surface modifications that will be proactive in exploiting the high surface area and thermal and mass transfer properties, to enhance process performance.


Laminar Flow Condition Electrophoretic Velocity Mass Transfer Property Porous Monolith Analytical Flow Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of HullHullUK

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