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Dr. Tara Dalton

Biography

Dr Dalton is currently the Assistant Director of the Stokes Research Institute in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick. The Stokes Research Institute comprises eleven full-time researchers, seven of whom have PhDs, eighteen postgraduate students and an administrator. Dr Dalton has a B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering awarded in 1994 and her Ph.D, awarded from the University of Limerick in 1997, is on enclosure heat transfer as applied to electronic reliability design. At present she is engaged in managing the research contracts awarded to the Centre, augmenting the research funding for the Centre, the supervision of postgraduate students, and lecturing internationally on thermofludics

Research Interests

The development of optical techniques for measurement at the microscale, dimensional analysis in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, and microfluidics. The primary application of her work is in the development of medical diagnostic systems for genetic analysis.The formulation of a generic dimensional analysis technique, and its application to the scaling of thermofluidic systems from the macro- to the micro scale. The development of novel optical techniques for the measurement of temperature, fluid velocity, pressure and strain, and the application of these techniques in the interrogation of macro- and micro-scale thermofluidic systems. The derivation of semi-empirical models for complex thermofluidic phenomena

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2003 Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineer - Lecturer (Biomedical Engineering)
  • 2000 Stokes Research Institute - Assistant Director
  • 2000 PEI Technologies, Enterprise Ireland - Centre Manager
  • 1998 Stokes Research Centre - Senior Research Fellow
  • 1997 Stokes Research Centre - Research Fellow

Patent

  • 2001 2001/1081 - Contrast Bathing Physiotherapy Device Utilising Peltier Thermoelectric Effect

Award

  • 1998 - Post-doctorate Scholarship
  • 1997 - PhD Scholarship

Education

  • 1997 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1993 University of Limerick - B.Eng.

Committee

  • 1899 Limerick Instruments Ltd (1999 ¿ 2002),
  • 1899 Institution of Engineers of Ireland,
  • 1899 The Society of Biomolecular Screening,
  • 1899 K-16 ASME Committee on Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics,
  • 1899 Stokes Ventures Ltd.,
  • 1899 Faculty of College of Engineering,
  • 1899 American Society of Mechanical Engineers,

Other

  • The 11th Biennial European Laser Anemometry Conference,
  • The 14th Symposium on Measuring Techniques in Transonic and Supersonic Flow in Cascades and Turbomachines

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2010

Measurement of substrate thermal resistance using DNA denaturation temperature
Kinahan, DJ; Dalton, TM; Davies, MR
(2010) Measurement of substrate thermal resistance using DNA denaturation temperature
In International Journal Of Thermal Sciences; pp. 333-339
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2009.07.026

2009

Effect of substrate thermal resistance on space-domain microchannel fluorescent melting curve analysis
Kinahan, DJ; Dalton, TM; Davies, MRD
(2009) Effect of substrate thermal resistance on space-domain microchannel fluorescent melting curve analysis
In Biomedical Microdevices; pp. 747-754
DOI: 10.1007/s10544-009-9288-6

2007

Gene transcript amplification from cell lysates in continuous-flow microfluidic devices
Gonzalez, A; Ciobanu, D; Sayers, M; Sirr, N; Dalton, T; Davies, M
(2007) Gene transcript amplification from cell lysates in continuous-flow microfluidic devices
In Biomedical Microdevices; pp. 729-736
DOI: 10.1007/s10544-007-9083-1

2007

Interaction of quantitative PCR components with polymeric surfaces
Gonzalez, A; Grimes, R; Walsh, EJ; Dalton, T; Davies, M
(2007) Interaction of quantitative PCR components with polymeric surfaces
In Biomedical Microdevices; pp. 261-266
DOI: 10.1007/s10544-006-9030-6

2006

Microfluidics for genetic cancer diagnostics
Newport, D; Davies, M; Dalton, T
(2006) Microfluidics for genetic cancer diagnostics
In Houille Blanche-Revue Internationale De L Eau; pp. 26-+
DOI: 10.1051/lhb:200601002

2005

Direct comparison between five different microchannels, part 2: Experimental description and flow friction measurement
Eason, C; Dalton, T; Davies, M; O'Mathuna, C; Slattery, O
(2005) Direct comparison between five different microchannels, part 2: Experimental description and flow friction measurement
In Heat Transfer Engineering; pp. 89-98
DOI: 10.1080/01457630590907419

2005

Direct comparison between five different microchannels, part 1: Channel manufacture and measurement
Eason, C; Dalton, T; Davies, M; O'Mathuna, C; Slattery, O
(2005) Direct comparison between five different microchannels, part 1: Channel manufacture and measurement
In Heat Transfer Engineering; pp. 79-88
DOI: 10.1080/01457630590907392

2004

Development of Optical Temperature Measurement Procedures for the Micro-scale
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V
(2004) Development of Optical Temperature Measurement Procedures for the Micro-scale
In Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering; pp. pp.141-154.-

2004

Developement of Interferomertic Temperature Measurement Procedures for Microfluid Flow
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Dalton, T; Egan, V; Whelan, M
(2004) Developement of Interferomertic Temperature Measurement Procedures for Microfluid Flow
In Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering; pp. 141-154

2004

Development of optical temperature measurement procedures at the microscale
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V
(2004) Development of optical temperature measurement procedures at the microscale
In Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering; pp. 141-154

2004

Development of interferometric temperature measurement procedures for microfluid flow
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Dalton, T; Egan, V; Whelan, M
(2004) Development of interferometric temperature measurement procedures for microfluid flow
In Microscale Thermophysical Engineering; pp. 141-154
DOI: 10.1080/10893950490445612

2003

Development of Optical Temperature Measurement Procedures for the Micro-scale
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, TM; Egan, V
(2003) Development of Optical Temperature Measurement Procedures for the Micro-scale
In Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering;

2003

Damage detection in composite structures based on optical fibre strain sensing and finite element model updating
Nosenzo, G; Whelan, MP; Dalton, T
(2003) Damage detection in composite structures based on optical fibre strain sensing and finite element model updating
In Damage Assessment Of Structures, Proceedings; Err:511(Ed.) pp. 509-516

2001

Forced convection board level thermal design methodology for electronic systems
Cole, R; Dalton, T; Punch, J; Davie, MR; Grimes, R
(2001) Forced convection board level thermal design methodology for electronic systems
In Journal Of Electronic Packaging; pp. 120-126
DOI: 10.1115/1.1339822

2001

Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
(2001) Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
In Asme Journal Of Electronic Packaging; pp. 112-119

2001

Modeling electronic cooling axial fan flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
(2001) Modeling electronic cooling axial fan flows
In Journal Of Electronic Packaging; pp. 112-119
DOI: 10.1115/1.1339821

2001

Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, TM; Cole, R
(2001) Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
In J. Electronic Packaging;

2001

Modelling electronic cooling axial fan flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
(2001) Modelling electronic cooling axial fan flows
In American Soc Mechanical Engineers J. Electronic Packagi; pp. 112-119

2001

Forced Convection Board Level Thermal Design Methodology
Cole, R., Dalton, T., Punch, J., Davies, M., and Grimes, R.
(2001) Forced Convection Board Level Thermal Design Methodology
In J. Electronic Packaging; pp. 120-126

2001

An optical and numerical investigation into the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal cubical enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 104. Transactions of the ASME:
Newport, D; Davies, M; Dalton, T; Whelan, M; Forno, C
(2001) An optical and numerical investigation into the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal cubical enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 104. Transactions of the ASME:
In J. Heat Transfer;

2001

Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
Grimes, R; Davies, MRD; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
(2001) Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
In American Soc Mechanical Engineers J. Electronic Packagi; pp. 112-119

2001

An optical and numerical investigation into the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal cubical enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 10^4
Newport, D; Davies, M; Dalton, T; Whelan, M; Forno, C
(2001) An optical and numerical investigation into the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal cubical enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 10^4
In J. Heat Transfer; pp. 1052-1062

2001

High-resolution vibration measurements using wavelength-demultiplexed fibre Fabry-Perot sensors
Christmas S.P., Jackson D.A., Henderson P.J., Zhang L., Bennion I., Dalton T., Butler P., Whelan M., Kenny R.
(2001) High-resolution vibration measurements using wavelength-demultiplexed fibre Fabry-Perot sensors
In Measurement Science And Technology; pp. 901-905
DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/12/7/326

2001

High-resolution vibration measurements using wavelength-demultiplexed fibre Fabry-Perot sensors
Christmas, SP; Jackson, DA; Henderson, PJ; Zhang, L; Bennion, I; Dalton, T; Butler, P; Whelan, M; Kenny, R
(2001) High-resolution vibration measurements using wavelength-demultiplexed fibre Fabry-Perot sensors
In Measurement Science & Technology; pp. 901-905

2001

On Free Convection Heat Transfer With Well Defined Boundary Conditio
Davies, MRD; Newport, DT; Dalton, TM
(2001) On Free Convection Heat Transfer With Well Defined Boundary Conditio
In J. Heat Transfer;

2001

On the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 10(4)
Newport, DT; Dalton, TM; Davies, MRD; Whelan, M; Forno, C
(2001) On the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 10(4)
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme; pp. 1052-1061
DOI: 10.1115/1.1389467

2000

On gaseous free-convection heat transfer with well-defined boundary conditions
Davies, MRD; Newport, DT; Dalton, TM
(2000) On gaseous free-convection heat transfer with well-defined boundary conditions
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme; pp. 661-668
DOI: 10.1115/1.1318213

2000

A New Approach to Teaching Thermofluids Dimensional Analysis
Davies, MRD; Dalton, TM
(2000) A New Approach to Teaching Thermofluids Dimensional Analysis
In International J. Mechanical Engineering Education;

2000

Teaching Thermofluids Dimensional Analysis,
Davies, MRD; Dalton, TM
(2000) Teaching Thermofluids Dimensional Analysis,
In International J. Mechanical Engineering Education;

1999

Dimensional analysis in heat transfer
Dalton, TM; Davies, MRD
(1999) Dimensional analysis in heat transfer
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme; pp. 471-473
DOI: 10.1115/1.2826002

1996

An experimental and numerical investigation into the heat transfer of naturally convecting fin arrays within enclosures
Davies M.R.D., Dalton T.M.
(1996) An experimental and numerical investigation into the heat transfer of naturally convecting fin arrays within enclosures
In American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd; pp. 11-18

1996

An experimental and numerical investigation of natural convection plumes above a horizontal cylinder in an isothermal cubical enclosure
Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.D.
(1996) An experimental and numerical investigation of natural convection plumes above a horizontal cylinder in an isothermal cubical enclosure
In American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd; pp. 3-10

Other Journals

2006

Visualising the onset of meandering structures in a small length scale fluidic junction using dye injections
Walsh, PA; Davies, MRD; Dalton, T
(2006) Visualising the onset of meandering structures in a small length scale fluidic junction using dye injections
In Journal of Visualization; Springer pp. 3-
DOI: 10.1007/BF03181557

2005

Visualization of Buoyancy Opposing Flow Structures in a Small Length Scale Fluidic Junction
Walsh, PA; Davies, MRD; Dalton, T
(2005) Visualization of Buoyancy Opposing Flow Structures in a Small Length Scale Fluidic Junction
In Journal of Visualization; Springer pp. 288-
DOI: 10.1007/BF03181542

Conference Publications

2009

Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009
Fleming P., Dalton T.
(2009) Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009
pp. 1111-1112

2009

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B
Fleming, P; Dalton, T
(2009) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B
pp. 1111-1112

2008

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
Kinahan D.J., Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.
(2008) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
pp. 1579-1585

2008

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS, PTS A AND B
Enright, R; Dalton, T; Krupenkin, TN; Kolodner, P; Hodes, M; Salamon, TR
(2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS, PTS A AND B
pp. 835-845

2008

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
Kinahan D.J., Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.
(2008) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
pp. 489-498

2008

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION 2007, VOL 2
Sayers, MB; Dalton, TM
(2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION 2007, VOL 2
pp. 63-69

2008

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION 2007, VOL 2
Sayers, MB; Dalton, TM
(2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION 2007, VOL 2
pp. 55-62

2007

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 2
Eason, C; OKeeffe, N; Enright, R; Dalton, T
(2007) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 2
pp. 999-1008

2007

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 3
Enright, R; Eason, C; Dalton, T; Salamon, T
(2007) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 3
pp. 93-105

2006

7th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multiphysics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems, EuroSimE 2006
Dalton T., Hodes M., Eason C., Kolodner P., Enright R., Krupenkin T.
(2006) 7th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multiphysics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems, EuroSimE 2006

DOI: 10.1109/ESIME.2006.1644071

2006

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
Davies, M; Dalton, T
(2006) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
pp. 1221-1226

2006

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
Sayers, MB; Dalton, TM; Davies, MR
(2006) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
pp. 1045-1051

2006

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
Enright, R; Eason, C; Dalton, T; Hodes, M; Salamon, T; Kolodner, P; Krupenkin, T
(2006) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
pp. 599-609

2005

Advances in Bioengineering
Dalton, TM; Kinahan, DJ; Davies, MR
(2005) Advances in Bioengineering
pp. 31-36

2005

Micro Total Analysis Systems 2004, Vol 2
Davies, M; Dalton, T; Grimes, R
(2005) Micro Total Analysis Systems 2004, Vol 2
pp. 285-287

2005

HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, MCC
(2005) HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
pp. 99-109

2005

HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
Walsh, PA; Davies, MRD; Dalton, T
(2005) HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
pp. 565-575

2005

HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, MRD; Whelan, M
(2005) HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
pp. 87-98

2004

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
Guire D.M., Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.
(2004) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
pp. 513-520

2004

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)
Eason C., Dalton T., O'Mathuna C., Davies M., Slattery O.
(2004) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)
pp. 157-164

2004

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)
Garvey J., Newport D., Dalton T.
(2004) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)
pp. 429-437

2004

Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004
Dalton T.M., Mc Guire D., Davies M.R.
(2004) Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004
pp. 413-420

2004

Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004
Mc Guire D., Garvey J., Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.
(2004) Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004
pp. 407-412

2004

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)
Eason C., Dalton T., O'Mathuna C., Davies M., Slattery O.
(2004) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)
pp. 149-156

2004

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
Guire D.M., Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.
(2004) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
pp. 521-526

2003

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Davies M., Dalton T.
(2003) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
pp. 255-261

2003

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROCHANNELS AND MINICHANNELS
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V
(2003) FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROCHANNELS AND MINICHANNELS
pp. 809-815

2002

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Dalton T., Egan V., Newport D., Davies M., Whelan M.
(2002) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
pp. 105-113

2002

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Nosenzo G., Whelan M.P., Dalton T.
(2002) Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
pp. 129-137
DOI: 10.1117/12.472610

2002

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Dalton T., Egan V., Newport D., Davies M., Whelan M.
(2002) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
In American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd; pp. 105-113

2002

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Hradil J., Davis C., Mongey K., Gray D., Dalton T., McDonagh C., MacCraith B.D.
(2002) Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
pp. 867-874
DOI: 10.1117/12.464207

2002

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Newport D., Dalton T., Davies M.
(2002) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
pp. 231-241

2002

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS BY LASER TECHNIQUES: ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS
Nosenzo, G; Whelan, MP; Dalton, T
(2002) FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS BY LASER TECHNIQUES: ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS
pp. 224-233

2002

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Newport D., Dalton T., Davies M.
(2002) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
In American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd; pp. 231-241

2001

Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference
Kehoe E., Davies M., Newport D., Dalton T., Whelan M., Forno C.
(2001) Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference
pp. 1537-1545

2001

Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference
Newport D., Whelan M., Dalton T., Davies M.
(2001) Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference
pp. 1907-1914

1997

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Datton T.M., Davies M.R.D.
(1997) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
In American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd; pp. 33-39

Other Publications

2006

Visualising the onset of meandering structures in a small length scale fluidic junction using dye injections
Walsh, P; Davies, MRD; Dalton, T
(2006) Visualising the onset of meandering structures in a small length scale fluidic junction using dye injections
pp. 3-3