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.
|Title of host publication||Non-wettable Surfaces: Theory, Preparation, and Applications|
|Publisher||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
|Name||RSC Soft Matter|