In situ separation of main and satellite droplets using a deterministic lateral displacement microfluidic device

N. Tottori, T. Nisisako, Y. Yanagida, T. Hatsuzawa

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Abstract

We report the continuous and passive separation of main and satellite droplets using a deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) array coupled with a symmetric microfluidic droplet generator. In addition to the collection of the main water-in-oil droplets at 100% purity, fractionation of satellite populations of different sizes could be achieved through the multi-step hydrophobic DLD regions. Moreover, separation of main and satellite biphasic oil-in-water droplets was successfully demonstrated using a hydrophilic DLD device. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the microfluidic separation of main and satellite droplets produced in a purely symmetric system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages742-743
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Oct 9 2016Oct 13 2016

Publication series

Name20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016

Other

Other20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period10/9/1610/13/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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