James D. Felske

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This paper describes a microfluidic-based assay capable of measuring gap-junction mediated dye diffusion in cultured cells. The technique exploits multistream laminar flow to selectively expose cells to different environments, enabling continuous loading of cells in one compartment while monitoring, in real time, dye diffusion into cells of a neighboring(More)
Inviscid flow within an evaporating sessile drop is analyzed. The field equation E;{2}psi=0 is solved for the stream function. The exact analytical solution is obtained for arbitrary contact angle and distribution of evaporative flux along the free boundary. Specific results and computations are presented for evaporation corresponding to both uniform flux(More)
We developed a microfluidic chip that provides rapid temperature changes and accurate temperature control of the perfusing solution to facilitate patch-clamp studies. The device consists of a fluid channel connected to an accessible reservoir for cell culture and patch-clamp measurements. A thin-film platinum heater was placed in the flow channel to(More)
Exact analytical solutions are derived for the Stokes flows within evaporating sessile drops of spherical and cylindrical cap shapes. The results are valid for all contact angles. Solutions are obtained for arbitrary evaporative flux distributions along the free surface as long as the flux is bounded at the contact line. Specific results and computations(More)
When a colloidal sessile droplet dries on a substrate, the particles suspended in it usually deposit in a ringlike pattern. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as the "coffee-ring" effect. One paradigm for why this occurs is as a consequence of the solutes being transported towards the pinned contact line by the flow inside the drop, which is induced by(More)
Deposition patterns of particles suspended in evaporating colloidal drops are determined by the flow fields within the drops. Using analytically determined velocities, particle motions are then tracked in a Lagrangian sense. It is found that the majority of particles intersect the free surface as it recedes. Such “capture” of particles by the free surface(More)
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