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

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.

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