Article about Microfluidics in Cuban Physics Magazine

Microfluidic groups many branches of Physics ranging from Fluid Dynamics to electronics and closely linked with Biology Sciences. Its interdisciplinary character is a distinctive feature, as the times we are living today. In the last ten years, along with the development of biotechnology, microelectronics, materials science and many others, the use of microfluidic devices has increased remarkably. Few scientists in Cuba have worked in topics related with Microfluidics; nevertheless, there is no reference in which this activity has been pointed out explicitly. This article aims to introduce some terms and divulge basic aspects of Microfluidics; besides this, another article will be published with most applications of Microfluidics that could be of interest for Cuba.

This article was possible to a great extend thanks to the support and encouragement of two Professors in previous years: Han Gardeniers and Regina Luttge; who provided the author David Fernandez Rivas with most of the materials and knowledge necessary to prepare this small review on Microfluidics. The title of the article is Microfluidos: ¿cuánto hay de nuevo? (Microfluidics, what is new?), and can be found on this link: