Continuous-flow lithography for high-throughput microparticle synthesis.

  title={Continuous-flow lithography for high-throughput microparticle synthesis.},
  author={Dhananjay Dendukuri and Daniel C. Pregibon and Jesse A Collins and T Alan Hatton and Patrick S Doyle},
  journal={Nature materials},
  volume={5 5},
Precisely shaped polymeric particles and structures are widely used for applications in photonic materials, MEMS, biomaterials and self-assembly. Current approaches for particle synthesis are either batch processes or flow-through microfluidic schemes that are based on two-phase systems, limiting the throughput, shape and functionality of the particles. We report a one-phase method that combines the advantages of microscope projection photolithography and microfluidics to continuously form… CONTINUE READING