Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Development of a Microfluidic Mixer for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications With Active and Passive Actuations

[+] Author Affiliations
Kasra Manoocheri

Pingry School, Martinsville, NJ

E. Du

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Paper No. DETC2010-28894, pp. 447-451; 5 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 4: 12th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies; 4th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 15–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4412-0 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3881-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Mixing of analytes and reagents is a critical and difficult step in lab-on-a-chip applications. This paper presents a hybrid approach for mixing two laminar aqueous streams in a microchannel. It consists of patterned geometric features and electrokinetic actuation along the channel for improved mixing performance. The mixer can potentially mix reagents in a fluid medium from deionized water to electrically conductive fluids (0.2 S m−1 ) with low voltage supplies (3.5 Vrms ). The mixing capacity of this hybrid microfluidic mixer is characterized and compared with that of the separate passive and electrokinetic actuations.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Microfluidics



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In