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Designing Droplet Microfluidic Networks

A Toolbox for Designers

  • Andreas Grimmer
  • Robert Wille
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 3-11
    3. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 13-17
  3. Design Methods for Droplet Microfluidic Networks in General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 21-49
    3. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 51-62
    4. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 63-76
  4. Design Methods for Microfluidic Networks Using Passive Droplet Routing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 79-82
    3. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 83-98
    4. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 99-125
    5. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 127-133
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Andreas Grimmer, Robert Wille
      Pages 137-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-145

About this book

Introduction

This book describes automatic methods for the design of droplet microfluidic networks. The authors discuss simulation and design methods which support the design process of droplet microfluidics in general, as well as design methods for a dedicated droplet routing mechanism, namely passive droplet routing. The methods discussed allow for simulating a microfluidic design on a high-abstraction level, which facilitates early validation of whether a design works as intended, automatically dimensioning a microfluidic design, so that constraints like flow conditions are satisfied, and automatically generating meander designs for the respective needs and fabrication settings.  Dedicated methods for passive droplet routing are discussed and allow for designing application-specific architectures for a given set of experiments, as well as generating droplet sequences realizing the respective experiments.  Together, these methods provide a comprehensive “toolbox" for designers working on droplet microfluidic networks in general and an integrated design flow for the passive droplet routing mechanism in particular.

  • Provides both a comprehensive “toolbox" for designers working on droplet microfluidic networks in general and an integrated design flow for the passive droplet routing mechanism in particular;
  • Describes for the first time CAD methods for droplet microfluidic networks, along with the first integrated design process;
  • Includes open source implementations, in order to reach the largest possible user group within the domain of microfluidics.

Keywords

Lab-on-a-Chip Microfluidic devices Designing Meanders Microfluidic Very Large Scale Integration Fault-Tolerant Digital Microfluidic Biochips

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Grimmer
    • 1
  • Robert Wille
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Integrated CircuitsJohannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Integrated CircuitsJohannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20713-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20712-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20713-7
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