Microfluidics via controlled imbibition

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Strategies for controlled imbibition utilizing both topographical cues as well as patterned surface chemistries are presented. Triangle-like microstructures were used for directional wetting of liquids into a limited sector of the surface. Chemical patterns on top of a nanopillar geometry allowed the patterning of both water and oil droplets. Applications of controlled imbibition in dried droplet mass spectrometry as well as liquid-liquid extraction are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic, Bio-Inspired and Self-Assembled Materials for Engineered Surfaces and Applications
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, United States
Duration: 25 Nov 201230 Nov 2012


ConferenceMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting
Abbreviated titleMRS
CountryUnited States

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