Nanotech 2004 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

MEMS Design and Application Chapter 8

Lattice Boltzmann Simulations Comparing Conventional and a Heat Conduction Based Flow-Through PCR Micro-Devices

Authors: T. Mautner

Affilation: SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego, United States

Pages: 328 - 331

Keywords: lattice Boltzmann, PCR, microfluidics, simulations

This paper describes the lattice Boltzmann, numerical simu-lations used to evaluate a conduction-based, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) device for uniformity of the micro channel temperature profile and its velocity field distribu-tion. For comparison purposes, numerical simulations were also performed using conventional PCR configurations. The simulation results demonstrate that in two-dimensions adequate performance of both the conventional and the heat conduction-based PCR systems. However, three-dimensional results indicate that nearly uniform wall tem-peratures (top, bottom and sides) are required to obtain uni-form temperature fields in the PCR micro channels.

ISBN: 0-9728422-7-6
Pages: 521
Hardcopy: $79.95

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