This paper discusses the fabrication and the characterization of a MEMS-based micromixer. Active perturbations provided by a pressure source/sink system are used to enhance the mixing between two fluid streams. From our preliminary test, it appears that an effective mixing is possible through the generation of chaotic-like distortions at the interface between two streams. A numerical simulation based on a kinematical model reveals a similar behavior under the same condition.

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