Microfluidic in-chip temperature control via heat of mixing release

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Microfluidic in-chip temperature control via heat of mixing release. / Bonciolini, G.; deMello, A. J.; Sciubba, E.; Vigolo, D.

ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. ed. / Andrej Kitanovski; Alojz Poredos. University of Ljubljana, 2016. (ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems).

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Harvard

Bonciolini, G, deMello, AJ, Sciubba, E & Vigolo, D 2016, Microfluidic in-chip temperature control via heat of mixing release. in A Kitanovski & A Poredos (eds), ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, University of Ljubljana, 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2016, Portoroz, Slovenia, 19/06/16.

APA

Bonciolini, G., deMello, A. J., Sciubba, E., & Vigolo, D. (2016). Microfluidic in-chip temperature control via heat of mixing release. In A. Kitanovski, & A. Poredos (Eds.), ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems). University of Ljubljana.

Vancouver

Bonciolini G, deMello AJ, Sciubba E, Vigolo D. Microfluidic in-chip temperature control via heat of mixing release. In Kitanovski A, Poredos A, editors, ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. University of Ljubljana. 2016. (ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems).

Author

Bonciolini, G. ; deMello, A. J. ; Sciubba, E. ; Vigolo, D. / Microfluidic in-chip temperature control via heat of mixing release. ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. editor / Andrej Kitanovski ; Alojz Poredos. University of Ljubljana, 2016. (ECOS 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems).

Bibtex

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