Droplet generation in cross-flow for cost-effective 3D-printed “plug-and-play” microfluidic devices
KAUST DepartmentClean Combustion Research Center
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Mechanical Engineering Program
Nanofabrication Core Lab
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractDroplet-based microfluidics is a rapidly growing field of research and involves various applications from chemistry to biology. Droplet generation techniques become the pre-requisite focus. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology has recently been exploited in microfluidics due to its simplicity and low cost. However, only relatively large droplets can be produced in current 3D-printed droplet generators, due to the channel dimension limitations on how fine a channel can be 3D-printed. Here we report a novel design of a 3D-printed
CitationZhang JM, Aguirre-Pablo AA, Li EQ, Buttner U, Thoroddsen ST (2016) Droplet generation in cross-flow for cost-effective 3D-printed “plug-and-play” microfluidic devices. RSC Adv 6: 81120–81129. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra11724d.
SponsorsResearch reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We also thank KAUST Microfluidics Thrust Area Labs for the access to the 3D-printer.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)