Author: Kenneth D. Kihm
Author info: Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Publication Date: March 2011
Synopsis: The near-field region within an order of 100 nm from the solid interface is an exciting and crucial arena where many important multiscale transport phenomena are physically characterized, such as flow mixing and drag, heat and mass transfer, near-wall behavior of nanoparticles, binding of bio-molecules, crystallization, surface deposition processes, just to name a few. This book presents a number of label-free experimental techniques developed and tested for near-field fluid flow characterization. The presentation on each of these techniques is laid out for the working principle, how to implement the system, and its example applications, to promote the reader’s understanding and knowledge of the specific technique that can be applied for their own research interests.