Integrating EWOD with Surface Ratchets for Active Droplet Transport and Sorting

Combining surface ratchets and electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD) produces novel microfluidic systems that achieve passive droplet transport by vibration along microscopically-rough surfaces and active droplet sorting by electric signals. The super-hydrophobic surface ratchet and EWOD plate sandwich a droplet; when vibrated the device adopts passive… (More)