A little while ago Henrik Bruus, Jurg Dual, Jeremy Hawkes, Martyn Hill, Thomas Laurell, Johan Nilsson, Stefan Radel, Satwindar Sadhal and Martin Wiklund met at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences in northern Italy to give a lecture series on the theory and applications of ultrasonic standing wave technology and microfluidics. Out of this the idea for a series of tutorial papers was born, and Lab on a Chip is delighted to bring you the first few in the series:
Acoustofluidics 1: Governing equations in microfluidics
Acoustofluidics 2: Perturbation theory and ultrasound resonance modes
Acoustofluidics 3: Continuum mechanics for ultrasonic particle manipulation
Jurg Dual and Thomas Schwarz
Acoustofluidics 4: Piezoelectricity and application in the excitation of acoustic fields for ultrasonic particle manipulation
Jurg Dual and Dirk Möller
Don’t forget to check back soon for more articles in this exciting new area and if you have any comments on the series so far we’d love to hear them!