Tutorial

Step 1: Decide your parameters

First, input normalized concentration you want in three outlets. Ex. 1 for 100%, 0.5 for 50%.

Second, decide which Dc you want to use for your chemicals. Our Random Design of Microfluidics does not rely on diffusion, which means that Dc values will not have hugh effect on the results. However, we encourage you choose the closest one that mach your chemicals.

Finally, click customize. Then you will be re-directed to search page, which give you top 10 candidates that mach your needs.


Step 2: Choose one or more candidates you are interested

In the second row, you will see your search parameters. And from third row, you will see top ten candidates that might meet your needs.

After clicked on the Design ID (32 digits), you will be re-directed to candidate detail page. We encourage you choose more three candidates because you will see more details of each pattern later, such as velocity, pressure and so on.


Step 3: Do not miss any information that will help you

Now you will see a lot of information about your interested candidate pattern.

You are able to see the velocity simulation result(in picture), concentration simulation result(not in picture) and pressure simulation result.

If you are interested in the performation with other Dc values, you can find re-direct link in box 1.

If you have COMSOL in your computer, we encourage to dowload COMSOL model(box 2) of candidate and run simulation by yourself to get better results by increasing mesh elements.

If you want to fabricate the candidate, you can download DXF file in box 3. There are a few things you need to take care. First, delete the dead zones. Second, add some inlets and outlets that you like.

In case you do not have COMSOL, simulation results are also shown in box 4.

Now, you are ready to customize your chip! Feel free to contact us if you have any question!



Step 4: Start to customize your chip!

Outlet 1 Outlet 2 Outlet 3 Diffusion Coefficient[m^2/s]

Note:
  • Concentration unit is proportion concentration of inlet 1. Ex. For 100%, please input 1; For 84%, please input 0.84.
  • Sodium ion(Na+) is suitable for simulating ions.
  • Fluorescein is suitable for small molecules.
  • Bovine serum albumin(BSA) is suitable for simulating large protein.

  • Recent customized history

    Outlet 1 Outlet 2 Outlet 3 Diffusion Coefficient[m^2/s]
    0.50.50.2Bovine serum albuminCheck it!
    0.60.40.2Bovine serum albuminCheck it!
    10.990.5fluoresceinCheck it!
    10.5760fluoresceinCheck it!
    10.51Bovine serum albuminCheck it!