Droplet Microfluidics for Fabrication of Non-Spherical Particles

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Author(s)

  • Ho Cheung Shum
  • Adam R. Abate
  • Daeyeon Lee
  • André R. Studart
  • Baoguo Wang
  • Julian Thiele
  • Rhutesh K. Shah
  • Amber Krummel
  • David A. Weitz

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-118
Journal / PublicationMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume31
Issue number2
Online published24 Nov 2009
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We describe new developments for controlled fabrication of monodisperse non-spherical particles using droplet microfluidics. The high degree of control afforded by microfluidic technologies enables generation of single and multiple emulsion droplets. We show that these droplets can be transformed to non-spherical particles through further simple, spontaneous processing steps, including arrested coalescence, asymmetric polymer solidification, polymerization in microfluidic flow, and evaporation-driven clustering. These versatile and scalable microfluidic approaches can be used for producing large quantities of non-spherical particles that are monodisperse in both size and shape; these have great potential for commercial applications. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Research Area(s)

  • Functional materials, Microfluidics, Polymer, Structure, Supramolecular structures

Citation Format(s)

Droplet Microfluidics for Fabrication of Non-Spherical Particles. / Shum, Ho Cheung; Abate, Adam R.; Lee, Daeyeon; Studart, André R.; Wang, Baoguo; Chen, Chia-Hung; Thiele, Julian; Shah, Rhutesh K.; Krummel, Amber; Weitz, David A.

In: Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol. 31, No. 2, 18.01.2010, p. 108-118.

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