Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
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A lab-on-a-chip (LOC) system is a minute chemical processing plant consisting of interconnected networks of microchannels and reservoirs operating with small volumes of reagents. In many LOC systems, it is necessary to propel fluids from one part of the device to another, control fluid motion, stir and interact various reagents, and detect the presence of target analytes. In LOC systems, these tasks are far from trivial; This thesis focuses on fluid propulsion under the action of electric and magnetic fields. Both Non-RedOx and RedOx-based Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) micropumps, in which the flow is directed by judicious interplay between electric and magnetic fields, have been modeled. The theoretical predictions agree with the experimental results available in the literature. The developed models can be used to test various operating conditions and assist in the MHD micropumps' design and optimization.
Magnetohydrodynamic; Mathematical; Micropumps; Modeling
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Afonien, Juan Katoff, "Mathematical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic micropumps" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2149.