The use of multiphysics, including flow, acoustic, magnetic, optical and electrical fields, as well as their coupling in confined microscale and nanoscale systems, to design, fabricate, process, manufacture and manipulate materials and their respective properties is an emerging area for Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Such methods encompass theoretical, numerical modeling and simulations, and experimental methods, and can be used for synthesizing, manipulating, and assembling existing and new micro- and nanomaterials to create innovative devices, to manufacture high-quality biologics, and to control small-scale intelligent systems. The multiphysics approaches in microfluidics and nanofluidics are expected to impact applications in optics, biosensing, energy, materials processing, manufacturing (including traditional and advanced manufacturing methods), water purification, and sustainability.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Continuous or multiphase flow nanomaterial synthesis
- Inertial / magneto-/ electro-microfluidics for particle manipulations
- Nanofluidic approaches to particle sorting
- Flow based micro- and nanorobotics, kinematics and actuation
- Microfluidics-enabled colloidal assembly
- Biologics manufacturing
- Biosensing (only include topics relevant to microfluidics and nanofluidics)
- Novel fabrication approaches
- Rapid manufacturing
- Fundamental physics of hydrodynamic flow confinements impacting nanomaterials, and sub-micron particle flows
Shaurya Prakash, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University
Gungun Lin, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney
Marcela Bilek, Associate Editor
Christian Brosseau, Deputy Editor
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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Manuscripts must be submitted through Journal of Applied Physics’ online submission system (PXP). Please select the Special Topic “Multiphysics of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.