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On the out-of-plane divergence of streamtubes in planar mini-scale flow focusing devices

Abstract:

In this paper, criteria for the prediction of a 3-D divergence of streamtubes within the entrance region of developing laminar flows between merging streams is presented. This divergence has a direct impact on the application of microscale flow cytometers based upon a 2-D design, as the exact downstream position of the sample population may not be accurately predictable. Also, the phenomenon could adversely affect the efficiency of fluidic sorting systems that have been incorporated into such...

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Journal:
International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
Volume:
28
Issue:
1 SPEC. ISS.
Pages:
44-53
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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ISSN:
0142-727X
URN:
uuid:c3a2c082-a802-4d12-9830-8023c6c76e1d
Source identifiers:
369504
Local pid:
pubs:369504

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