Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 32(1), 11 (2016).

Interfacial Phenomena and Fluid Control in Micro/Nanofluidics
Akihide HIBARA,*1 Mao FUKUYAMA,*1,*2 Myungwha CHUNG,*1,*3 Craig PRIEST,*4 and Mikhail A. PROSKURNIN*5,*6
*1 Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-W4-20 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan
*2 Kyoto Institute of Technology, 1 Hashigamicho, Matsugasaki, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan
*3 Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8565, Japan
*4 Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095, Australia
*5 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1, str. 3, GSP-1 Moscow, 119991, Russia
*6 National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», Leninsky Prospekt, 4, Moscow, 119049, Russia
Fundamental aspects of rapidly advancing micro/nanofluidic devices are reviewed from the perspective of liquid interface chemistry and physics, including the influence of capillary pressure in microfluidic two-phase flows and phase transitions related to capillary condensation.