Fusion and fission control of picoliter-sized microdroplets for changing the solution concentration of microreactors

Masahiro Takinoue, Hiroaki Onoe, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

A method for changing the solution concentration of microreactors employing picoliter-sized water-in-oil microdroplets based on electrofusion and hydrodynamic fission of microdroplets in a microfluidic channel is described. Carrier droplets change the concentration of reactor droplets without changing the reactor droplet volume. This system realizes chemical experiments requiring solution concentration change in microdroplets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2374-2377
Number of pages4
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 5
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • lab-on-a-chip devices
  • microdroplets
  • microfluidics
  • microreactors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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