Droplet Microfluidics for Fabrication of Non-Spherical Particles (pages 108–118)
Ho Cheung Shum, Adam R. Abate, Daeyeon Lee, André R. Studart, Baoguo Wang, Chia-Hung Chen, Julian Thiele, Rhutesh K. Shah, Amber Krummel and David A. Weitz
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900590
We present microfluidic approaches for the fabrication of non-spherical particles. Single and multiple emulsions are transformed into non-spherical particles through arrested coalescence, asymmetric polymer solidification, polymerization in microfluidic flow, and clustering of inner droplets. With these highly versatile and scalable approaches, production of non-spherical particles in large quantities may be attainable for commercial applications.