Flow control methods and devices in micrometer scale channels

Shuichi Shoji*, Kentaro Kawai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent advances in the fabrication of microflow devices using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology are described. Passive and active liquid flow control and particle-handling methods in micrometer-scale channels are reviewed. These methods are useful in micro total analysis systems (μTAS) and laboratory-on-a-chip systems. Multiple flow control systems (i.e., arrayed microvalves) for advanced high-throughput microflow systems are introduced. Examples of microflow devices and systems for chemical and biochemical applications are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrofluidics
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications
EditorsBingcheng Lin
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Chemistry
ISSN (Print)0340-1022


  • Laminar flow
  • Micro total analysis systems
  • Micro-electromechanical systems
  • Microchannel
  • Microfluidics
  • Microvalve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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