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Microchannel

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Although the concept of microchannel has been in the field literature for some time now, a clear definition of it has not yet been enunciated. However, it is the general understanding that any channel that has a characteristic dimension is between 500 microns and 1 micron is considered to be a microchannel. Most of the microchannels discussed in the literature are manufactured through microfabrication techniques, but not exclusively.

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(2008). Microchannel. In: Li, D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-48998-8_898

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