Generation of Micro-Droplets for the Study of Droplet Coalescence and Self-propulsion

Author: Nock, V.; Sellier, M.; Alkaisi, M.M, Verdier, C.

Date: 2011

Publisher: University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering

Type: Conference poster

Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/5137

Abstract

Microfluidic devices play an ever increasing role in nano- and biotechnologies. An example of the recent breakthrough allowed by such technologies is the Lab-on-a- Chip (LOC), which enables orders of magnitude downsizing of assay equipment. An emerging area of research in this technology-driven field is digital microfluidics based upon the micromanipulation of discrete droplets. Microfluidic processing is performed on unit-sized packets of fluid which are transported, stored, mixed, reacted, or analysed in a discrete manner. Possible applications include on-chip assays, polymerase chain reaction, or DNA sequencing.

Subjects: Field of Research::09 - Engineering::0906 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Field of Research::10 - Technology::1007 - Nanotechnology

Citation: ["Nock, V., Sellier, M., Alkaisi, M.M, Verdier, C. (2011) Generation of Micro-Droplets for the Study of Droplet Coalescence and Self-propulsion. Wellington, New Zealand: 5th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-5), 7-11 Feb 2011."]

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