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The application of microfluidics in chemistry has gained significant importance in the recent years. Miniaturized chemistry platforms provide controlled fluid transport, rapid chemical reactions, and cost-saving advantages over conventional reactors. The advantages of microfluidics have been clearly established in the field of analytical and bioanalytical(More)
Microfluidic synthesis is used to form nanoparticles by separate nucleation and growth processes using two microreactors (see picture) operating under different temperature and flow conditions. Ferrihydrite nanoparticles precipitated in the first microreactor are aged under continuous flow in a second microtubular reactor, leading to goethite nanoparticles.(More)
We report results of a comprehensive study of the wetting properties of sessile drops of ferrofluid water solutions at various concentrations deposited on flat substrates and subjected to the action of permanent magnets of different sizes and strengths. The amplitude and the gradient of the magnetic field experienced by the ferrofluid are changed by varying(More)
Multifunctional hybrid-design nanomaterials appear to be a promising route to meet the current therapeutics needs required for efficient cancer treatment. Herein, two efficient heat nano-generators were combined into a multifunctional single nanohybrid (a multi-core iron oxide nanoparticle optimized for magnetic hyperthermia, and a gold branched shell with(More)
In the core, in the shell, or both: a microfluidic device is used to design magnetic vesicles (liposomes and polymersomes) through chemical modification of the nanoparticle surface. Hydrophilic, hydrophobic and fluorescent quantum dot nanoparticles are used for elaborating the vesicles. Hybrid vesicles are easily obtained with a very high yield and(More)
The effect of mixing calcium and oxalate precursors by diffusion at miscible liquid interfaces on calcium oxalate crystalline phases, and in physiological conditions (concentrations and flow rates), is studied using a microfluidic channel. This channel has similar dimensions as the collection duct in human kidneys and serves as a biomimetic model in order(More)
Compartmentalized in liposome arrays, the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) oscillatory reaction might represent a good model for biochemical networks. In order to engineer such liposomes, we used small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to study the effect of individual BZ reactant as well as of the entire BZ mixture on the structural properties of lipid layer(s)(More)