Cover Picture: Surface-Tension-Confined Microfluidics and Their Applications (ChemPhysChem 3/2013)

Authors

  • Inseong You,

    1. Graduate School of Nanoscience & Technology (WCU), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
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  • Nayeon Yun,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
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  • Prof. Haeshin Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Graduate School of Nanoscience & Technology (WCU), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
    • Graduate School of Nanoscience & Technology (WCU), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
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Abstract

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Surface-tension-confined microfluidics (STCM) has become a rapidly emerging research area. STCM utilizes surface tension (i.e. energy) to control movement of streams or droplets of liquid. Thus, STCM typically operates on a 2D platform rather than in 3D. This evolution of microfulidics from 3D to 2D platforms opens new opportunities in applications as well as the physical chemistry of surfaces, as reviewed by H. Lee et al. on p. 471.

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