The effect of interfacial forces on 2-phase microfluidics


Shui, L. and Eijkel, J.C.T. and Wijnperle, D. and Berg, A. van den (2008) The effect of interfacial forces on 2-phase microfluidics. In: 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTas 2008, 12-16 October 2008, San Diego, CA, USA (pp. pp. 790-792).

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Abstract:We present the influence of both the solid-liquid interfacial force (surface wettability) and liquid-liquid interfacial force (added surfactants) on water-oil two-phase flow in microfluidic devices. Experimental results show that, in contrast to macroscale experiments, the surface wettability crucially determines the emulsion type created in the microchannels: O/W in hydrophilic channel and W/O in hydrophobic channel. Surfactants, however, determines the flow pattern, changing from droplet-based to stratified flow by decreasing wo.
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