Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

MEMS Applications and Characterization Chapter 5

Magnetohydrodynamic Micromixing

Authors: J.P. Gleeson and J. West

Affilation: University College Cork, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Pages: 318 - 321

Keywords: MHD, microfluids, mixing

Abstract:
Modeling of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) pumping in an annular microchannel is reduced to a two-dimensional Poisson equation for the azimuthal velocity. A method for enhancing the mixing of fluids is proposed, and is proven to yield linear growth in time of the fluid interface in the absence of molecular diffusion.

Magnetohydrodynamic Micromixing

ISBN: 0-9708275-7-1
Pages: 764