Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Materials and Nanostructures Studies Chapter 16

Coupling between Nanoscale and Microscale Modeling for MicroFluidic Devices

Authors: J.W. Jenkins, S. Sundaram and V.B. Makhijani

Affilation: CFD Research Corporation, United States

Pages: 447 - 450

Keywords: microfluidics, biomotor, mesoscale dynamics, microcantilever

Evaluation of microfluidic device and sensor designs using continuum modeling is a valuable method, but becomes more complex if nanoscale or molecular level physics must be included in the model. Recently, we have undertaken an effort to incorporate and understand nanoscale effects and how they impact continuum level simulations of microfluidics devices. This research focuses on developing nanoscale simulation methods, and how nanoscale physics can be incorporated into continuum level simulations. The applications currently focus on microcantilevers and biomolecular motors. The main challenge in these applications is the coupling of information generated in nanoscale simulations to the continuum level.

ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3
Pages: 504

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