Efficient On-Demand Compound Droplet Formation: From Microfluidics to Microdroplets as Miniaturized Laboratories

Authors

  • Wei Wang,

    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical & Center for Advanced Bionanosystems Nanyang Technological University 637 457 (Singapore)
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  • Chun Yang,

    1. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University 637 457 (Singapore)
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  • Chang Ming Li

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    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical & Center for Advanced Bionanosystems Nanyang Technological University 637 457 (Singapore)
    • School of Chemical and Biomedical & Center for Advanced Bionanosystems Nanyang Technological University 637 457 (Singapore).
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Abstract

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Microdroplets are naturally well-defined reactors for performing reactions on the microscale. An innovative technique is presented to achieve one-step compound droplet formation in a microfluidic-channel structure. The image shows a droplet in the formation process and a droplet flowing downstream of the channel with mixing/reaction occurring inside it. Red and green colors denote different regents.

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