TITLE

Digital microfluidics on a wire

AUTHOR(S)
Gilet, T.; Terwagne, D.; Vandewalle, N.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/6/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p014106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this letter, we discuss the behavior of droplets on fiber networks. An on/off transition is observed when a droplet comes around an intersection between several fibers: large droplets cross the junction while small droplets remain pinned. We show that fibers perform advantageously most operations of digital microfluidics, such as multiplexed biochemical microreactions: intersections are the basic component of fiber-based microfluidic devices.
ACCESSION #
43158436

 

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