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Droplet-Based Microfluidics / Sanjiv Sharma; Monpichar Srisa-Art; Steven Scott; Amit Asthana; Anthony Cass

Microfluidic Diagnostics, Volume: 949, Pages: 207 - 230

Swansea University Author: Sanjiv, Sharma

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DOI (Published version): 10.1007/978-1-62703-134-9_15

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Droplet-based microfluidics or digital microfluidics is a subclass of microfluidic devices, wherein droplets are generated using active or passive methods. The active method for generation of droplets involves the use of an external factor such as an electric field for droplet generation. Two techni...

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Published in: Microfluidic Diagnostics
ISBN: 978-1-62703-133-2 978-1-62703-134-9
Published: Humana Press 2012
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa36257
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Abstract: Droplet-based microfluidics or digital microfluidics is a subclass of microfluidic devices, wherein droplets are generated using active or passive methods. The active method for generation of droplets involves the use of an external factor such as an electric field for droplet generation. Two techniques that fall in this category are dielectrophoresis (DEP) and electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD). In passive methods, the droplet generation depends on the geometry and dimensions of the device. T-junction and flow focusing methods are examples of passive methods used for generation of droplets. In this chapter the methods used for droplet generation, mixing of contents of droplets, and the manipulation of droplets are described in brief. A review of the applications of digital microfluidics with emphasis on the last decade is presented.
Keywords: Digital microfluidics, Droplet microfluidics, Electrowetting, Dielectrophoresis, Applications
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 207
End Page: 230