Generation of Micro-Droplets for the Study of Droplet Coalescence and Self-propulsion
Author: Nock, V.; Sellier, M.; Alkaisi, M.M, Verdier, C.
Publisher: University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering
Type: Conference Contributions - Other
Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/5137
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."]