8. Open Microfluidics

  1. Jean Berthier1 and
  2. Kenneth A. Brakke2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118401323.ch8

The Physics of Microdroplets

The Physics of Microdroplets

How to Cite

Berthier, J. and Brakke, K. A. (2012) Open Microfluidics, in The Physics of Microdroplets, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118401323.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    CEA/LETI, University of Grenoble, France

  2. 2

    Department of Mathematical Sciences, Susquehanna University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470938805

Online ISBN: 9781118401323



  • suspended droplet;
  • large droplet;
  • capillary flow;
  • parallel rails;
  • liquid wetting fibers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Droplet Pierced by a Wire

  • Liquid Spreading Between Solid Structures – Spontaneous Capillary Flow

  • Liquid Wetting Fibers

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix: Calculation of the Laplace Pressure for a Droplet on a Horizontal Cylindrical Wire