In a previous paper we presented a way to measure the rheological properties of complex fluids on a microfluidic chip (Guillot et al., Langmuir 22:6438, 2006). The principle of our method is to use parallel flows between two immiscible fluids as a pressure sensor. In fact, in a such flow, both fluids flow side by side and the size occupied by each fluid stream depends only on both flow rates and on...
In this article dedicated to micromixing, we concentrate here on a particular micromixer - the 'cross-channel micromixer'. This mixer exploits an oscillatory perturbation to induce chaotic trajectories, favoring mixing. We present here theory, numerical simulations and experiments performed on this system. To cite this article: A. Dodge et al., C. R. Physique 5 (2004).
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