Simple and inexpensive microfluidic devices for the generation of monodisperse multiple emulsions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563148
Title:
Simple and inexpensive microfluidic devices for the generation of monodisperse multiple emulsions
Authors:
Li, Erqiang ( 0000-0002-5003-0756 ) ; Zhang, Jiaming ( 0000-0003-3208-8118 ) ; Thoroddsen, Sigurdur T. ( 0000-0001-6997-4311 )
Abstract:
Droplet-based microfluidic devices have become a preferred versatile platform for various fields in physics, chemistry and biology. Polydimethylsiloxane soft lithography, the mainstay for fabricating microfluidic devices, usually requires the usage of expensive apparatus and a complex manufacturing procedure. Here, we report the design and fabrication of simple and inexpensive microfluidic devices based on microscope glass slides and pulled glass capillaries, for generating monodisperse multiple emulsions. The advantages of our method lie in a simple manufacturing procedure, inexpensive processing equipment and flexibility in the surface modification of the designed microfluidic devices. Different types of devices have been designed and tested and the experimental results demonstrated their robustness for preparing monodisperse single, double, triple and multi-component emulsions. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Clean Combustion Research Center; Mechanical Engineering Program; High-Speed Fluids Imaging Laboratory
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Journal:
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Issue Date:
16-Dec-2013
DOI:
10.1088/0960-1317/24/1/015019
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09601317
Sponsors:
EQL is grateful for a SABIC Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Mechanical Engineering Program; Clean Combustion Research Center

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dc.contributor.authorLi, Erqiangen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jiamingen
dc.contributor.authorThoroddsen, Sigurdur T.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:36:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:36:54Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12-16en
dc.identifier.issn09601317en
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/0960-1317/24/1/015019en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563148en
dc.description.abstractDroplet-based microfluidic devices have become a preferred versatile platform for various fields in physics, chemistry and biology. Polydimethylsiloxane soft lithography, the mainstay for fabricating microfluidic devices, usually requires the usage of expensive apparatus and a complex manufacturing procedure. Here, we report the design and fabrication of simple and inexpensive microfluidic devices based on microscope glass slides and pulled glass capillaries, for generating monodisperse multiple emulsions. The advantages of our method lie in a simple manufacturing procedure, inexpensive processing equipment and flexibility in the surface modification of the designed microfluidic devices. Different types of devices have been designed and tested and the experimental results demonstrated their robustness for preparing monodisperse single, double, triple and multi-component emulsions. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEQL is grateful for a SABIC Postdoctoral Fellowship.en
dc.publisherIOP Publishingen
dc.titleSimple and inexpensive microfluidic devices for the generation of monodisperse multiple emulsionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentHigh-Speed Fluids Imaging Laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineeringen
kaust.authorLi, Erqiangen
kaust.authorThoroddsen, Sigurdur T.en
kaust.authorZhang, Jiamingen
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