Droplet generation in cross-flow for cost-effective 3D-printed “plug-and-play” microfluidic devices

Jiaming Zhang, Andres A. Aguirre-Pablo, Erqiang Li, Ulrich Buttner, Sigurdur T Thoroddsen

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Droplet-based microfluidics is a rapidly growing field of research and involves various applications from chemistry to biology. Droplet generation techniques become the pre-requisite focus. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology has recently been exploited in microfluidics due to its simplicity and low cost. However, only relatively large droplets can be produced in current 3D-printed droplet generators, due to the channel dimension limitations on how fine a channel can be 3D-printed. Here we report a novel design of a 3D-printed
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81120-81129
Number of pages10
JournalRSC Adv.
Issue number84
StatePublished - 2016

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We also thank KAUST Microfluidics Thrust Area Labs for the access to the 3D-printer.


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