Thermal compact modeling approach of droplet microreactor based Lab-on-a-Chip devices

Ferenc Ender, Márton Németh, Péter Pálovics, Andras Drozdy, András Poppe

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The paper presents a novel compact model which enables the thermal analysis of microchannels consisting of continuously moving microdroplets with biologically active content inside. The compact model utilizes the switched capacitor approach to describe the convective heat transfer and as a behavioral model, it can be easily integrated into an IC-MEMS design flow. With this novel approach the temperature profile of the channel can be calculated in minutes compared to conventional numerical techniques that requires days or weeks. The model was validated by a standard CFD solver and a good match was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1786-1794
Number of pages9
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014



  • Calorimetry
  • Compact thermal modeling
  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Segmented slug flow
  • Thermal aware design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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