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Keywords:

  • microfluidic devices;
  • nanoparticles;
  • polydopamine;
  • superhydrophobic surfaces
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Given path: A polydopamine-based, pump-free, two-dimensional microfluidic system is energy-efficiently operated by gravity (see picture). The device consists of polydopamine (pD) micro-patterns on nanostructured, superhydrophobic anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) surfaces on which liquid droplets move along the micro-patterned paths of the polydopamine.