Beating Poisson encapsulation statistics using close-packed ordering

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

147 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2628-2631
Journal / PublicationLab on a Chip
Volume9
Issue number18
Online published28 Jul 2009
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Loading drops with discrete objects, such as particles and cells, is often necessary when performing chemical and biological assays in microfluidic devices. However, random loading techniques are inefficient, yielding a majority of empty and unusable drops. We use deformable particles that are close packed to insert a controllable number of particles into every drop. This provides a simple, flexible means of efficiently encapsulating a controllable number of particles per drop. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Citation Format(s)

Beating Poisson encapsulation statistics using close-packed ordering. / Abate, Adam R.; Chen, Chia-Hung; Agresti, Jeremy J. et al.
In: Lab on a Chip, Vol. 9, No. 18, 21.09.2009, p. 2628-2631.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review