CHAPTER 13: Droplet Manipulation on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces

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  • Harvard University


The low friction experienced by droplets on a liquid-repellent surface allows for facile and precise manipulation of the droplets, and could open routes for droplet microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems, and other applications. This review first discusses the principles of droplet friction. Subsequently we describe different forms of droplet manipulation driven by gravity or magnetic fields, including guided transportation, controlled deposition, splitting, and trapping.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-wettable Surfaces: Theory, Preparation, and Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameRSC Soft Matter

ID: 10308942