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The origins and the future of microfluidics
The manipulation of fluids in channels with dimensions of tens of micrometres — microfluidics — has emerged as a distinct new field. Microfluidics has the potential to influence subject areas fromExpand
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Soft Lithography.
Elastomeric stamps and molds provide a great opportunity to eliminate some of the disadvantages of photolithograpy, which is currently the leading technology for fabricating small structures. In theExpand
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Formation of droplets and bubbles in a microfluidic T-junction-scaling and mechanism of break-up.
This article describes the process of formation of droplets and bubbles in microfluidic T-junction geometries. At low capillary numbers break-up is not dominated by shear stresses: experimentalExpand
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Rapid Prototyping of Microfluidic Systems in Poly(dimethylsiloxane).
This paper describes a procedure that makes it possible to design and fabricate (including sealing) microfluidic systems in an elastomeric material [Formula: see text] poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)Expand
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Chaotic Mixer for Microchannels
It is difficult to mix solutions in microchannels. Under typical operating conditions, flows in these channels are laminar—the spontaneous fluctuations of velocity that tend to homogenize fluids inExpand
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Geometric control of cell life and death.
Human and bovine capillary endothelial cells were switched from growth to apoptosis by using micropatterned substrates that contained extracellular matrix-coated adhesive islands of decreasing sizeExpand
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Fabrication of microfluidic systems in poly(dimethylsiloxane)
Microfluidic devices are finding increasing application as analytical systems, biomedical devices, tools for chemistry and biochemistry, and systems for fundamental research. Conventional methods ofExpand
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Poly(dimethylsiloxane) as a material for fabricating microfluidic devices.
This Account summarizes techniques for fabrication and applications in biomedicine of microfluidic devices fabricated in poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS). The methods and applications described focus onExpand
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Self-Assembly at All Scales
Self-assembly is the autonomous organization of components into patterns or structures without human intervention. Self-assembling processes are common throughout nature and technology. They involveExpand
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