Microfluidics and Microsensors
"Microfluidics and Microsensors" offers guidelines to both students and practitioners on the advantages and disadvantages of micro-scale technologies, and how to move to micro-scale instrumentation. It gives the reader an intuitive and qualitative understanding of the unique surface, volume, distance and energy parameters that affect the behaviour of biological sample at the micro-scale. Also included are practical methods on designing all sub-components of micro-scale analysis devices, including sample introduction and preparation, mixing and aliquoting, separation, chemical reactions, and detection, as well as the integration of these subcomponents.
These methods, amongst others, are put into the context of current state-of -the-art technology, and the requirements of the end user of such devices. (20070220)