Highlights from the acoustofluidic conference 2012 - a conference on particle and fluid manipulation with ultrasound
The articles for this special edition of Journal of Nanobiotechnology were selected from work presented at the 2012 acoustofluidics conference (the 10th USWNet meeting, Lund, Sweden) to represent current progress in the field of ultrasound particle manipulation. They describe some of the new techniques which are being developed to measure the complex combination of flow, standing wave acoustics and their effects on biological systems, a combination which proves difficult for physics and engineering. These simple techniques are all aimed at measuring the parameters needed to help ultrasonic particle manipulation become a more widely used tool in microfluidics. Guest edited by Dr Jeremy Hawkes, University of Manchester.