View Full Version : blood mechanics

04-16-2001, 03:46 AM
Dear listserver recipients,

My project group is working on a device that needs to move a small amount
of blood, 1-2 microliters, from a collection site to an observation site
less than 10mm away. We would like to use capillary action to accomplish
this, but are having a hard time finding equations that relate speed of the
liquid to capillary tube diameter and other information such as what kind
of materials would work best for the tube. We've tried basic physics books
and web and literature searches, but haven't had any luck. If someone
could point us in the right direction or just has any more suggestions as
to where to look, we would greatly appreciate it.

Ian Munson
Stanford University

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