14 May 2018 High-efficiency passive micromixer using three-dimensional printed molds
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The micromixer is a very common component in the state-of-the-art lab-on-chip devices and occupies large chip areas to fulfill the rather challenging process of mixing in microscales. Two various design micromixers are introduced, which show a step over efficiency in the microlevel mixing. Finite-element method (FEM) tools were utilized to assess the mixing efficiency of the presented micromixers versus common T- and zigzag-shaped mixers. Using the availability of three-dimensional printing features, the chaotic advection is maximized as a mainstream factor affecting microscale behavior of the mixer. Both FEM and experimental results prove a 95% improvement in the performance of micromixers for low Reynolds numbers at 1 versus 8 cm for conventional devices.
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Shayan Valijam, Shayan Valijam, Hadi Veladi, Hadi Veladi, Hamed Baghban, Hamed Baghban, Siavash Zargari, Siavash Zargari, } "High-efficiency passive micromixer using three-dimensional printed molds," Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS 17(2), 025002 (14 May 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JMM.17.2.025002 . Submission: Received: 14 November 2017; Accepted: 17 April 2018
Received: 14 November 2017; Accepted: 17 April 2018; Published: 14 May 2018

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