Imaging of Mixing Dynamics in Micromixers Using Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography


Journal Article

We present the design of two efficient micromixers, a 3-D serpentine micromixer and a vortex mixer. Light and confocal microscopy and image analysis programs were used to study mixing efficiency in these two micromixers and a Y-shape straight channel. By utilizing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), an emerging high-resolution medical and biological imaging technology, we obtained 3-D structural data and mixing dynamics for the 3-D serpentine mixer and the vortex mixer. The results indicate that mixing efficiency characterized with OCT is more accurate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xi, C; Marks, D; Parikh, DS; Raskin, L; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • May 10, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5345 /

Start / End Page

  • 206 - 213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.523395

Citation Source

  • Scopus