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Microfluidic encapsulation of droplet assemblies

Li, Jin ORCID: and Barrow, David ORCID: 2014. Microfluidic encapsulation of droplet assemblies. Presented at: 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2014), Cardiff, 26-30 October 2014.

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We demonstrate the repeatable, precision generation of bespoke, multicore microcapsules, based on a double emulsion encapsulation, by using a novel variant of a flow focusing junction, where bifurcating side-ducts were incorporated. Microcapsules with up to 15 inner cores could be repeatedly fabricated. The morphology of the polymeric capsules could be precisely controlled and the number of inner core droplets was controllable by varying the dispersed phase flow rate. Numerical 3-D simulations were conducted to study the dynamic droplet breakup process. Such multi-core capsules have many potential applications in synthetic biology and biochemical computing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Engineering
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 August 2022
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:36

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