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Micro- and Nanofluidics

Micro- and Nanofluidics (UE S3-4)

This courses deals with the physical phenomena that govern the dynamics of fluids at the micrometer and nanometer scale. Applications derived from these principles will also be discussed, for example the lab-on-a-chip concept.

Outline of the course

  • Introduction of micro/nanofluidics and the lab-on-a-chip
  • General properties of flow at different Reynaolds numbers
  • Hydrodunamic flow at small length scales: the continuum limit
  • Wetting and thin films
  • Electrokinetic Phenomena
  • Polymer-based micro/nanotechnology
  • Transducers and microfluidic components (valves, mixers, reactors, ...)
  • Examples of realizations and applications


  • Intermediate written exam
  • Graded speech on group work
  • Individual oral
  • Final written exam

Prior knowledge

course volume

  • lectures: 24h
  • tutorials: 4h
  • seminars: 2h
  • ECTS: 3