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Micro-Particle Image Velocimetry (µPIV): Recent developments, applications, and guidelines

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Abstract

In this review we discuss the state of the art of the optical whole-field velocity measurement technique micro-scale Particle Image Velocimetry (µPIV). µPIV is a useful tool for fundamental research of microfluidics as well as for the detailed characterization and optimization of microfluidic applications in life science, lab-on-a-chip, biomedical research, micro chemical engineering, analytical chemistry and other related fields of research. An in depth description of the µPIV method is presented and compared to other flow visualization and measurement methods. An overview of the most relevant applications is given on the topics of near-wall flow, electrokinetic flow, biological flow, mixing, two-phase flow, turbulence transition and complex fluid dynamic problems. Current trends and applications are critically reviewed. Guidelines for the implementation and application are also discussed.

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The article was received on 01 Apr 2009, accepted on 12 May 2009 and first published on 02 Jun 2009


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B906558J
Citation: Lab Chip, 2009,9, 2551-2567
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    Micro-Particle Image Velocimetry (µPIV): Recent developments, applications, and guidelines

    R. Lindken, M. Rossi, S. Große and J. Westerweel, Lab Chip, 2009, 9, 2551
    DOI: 10.1039/B906558J

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