T.A.D, E.Y.E., and A.S. contributed equally to this work; they are listed in alphabetical order.
Microfluidics: Controlling Liquid Drops with Texture Ratchets (Adv. Mater. 12/2012)
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 24, Issue 12, page 1497, March 22, 2012
How to Cite
Duncombe, T. A., Erdem, E. Y., Shastry, A., Baskaran, R. and Böhringer, K. F. (2012), Microfluidics: Controlling Liquid Drops with Texture Ratchets (Adv. Mater. 12/2012). Adv. Mater., 24: 1497. doi: 10.1002/adma.201290067
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- vibratory transport;
Controlled vibration selectively propels multiple microliter-sized drops along texture ratchets: microstructured tracks that rectify oscillations of the three-phase contact line into asymmetric pinning forces that propel each drop in the direction of higher pinning, as investigated by K. F. Böhringer and co-workers on page 1545. This superimposed time-lapse image depicts two pairs of 5 μL dyed water drops traveling and finally merging simultaneously on regular and upside-down texture ratchets molded in polydimethylsiloxane elastomer.