A microfluidic platform for on-demand formation and merging of microdroplets using electric control.

@article{Gu2011AMP,
  title={A microfluidic platform for on-demand formation and merging of microdroplets using electric control.},
  author={Hao Gu and Chandrashekhar U. Murade and Michael H G Duits and Frieder Mugele},
  journal={Biomicrofluidics},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={11101}
}
We discuss a microfluidic system in which (programmable) local electric fields originating from embedded and protected electrodes are used to control the formation and merging of droplets in a microchannel. The creation of droplets-on-demand (DOD) is implemented using the principle of electrowetting. Combined with hydrodynamic control, the droplet size and… CONTINUE READING