Droplet traffic in microfluidic networks: a simple model for understanding and designing.

  title={Droplet traffic in microfluidic networks: a simple model for understanding and designing.},
  author={Michael Schindler and Armand Ajdari},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={100 4},
We propose a simple model to analyze the traffic of droplets in microfluidic "dual networks." Such functional networks which consist of two types of channels, namely, those accessible or forbidden to droplets, often display a complex behavior characteristic of dynamical systems. By focusing on three recently proposed configurations, we offer an explanation for their remarkable behavior. Additionally, the model allows us to predict the behavior in different parameter regimes. A verification will… 

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