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Thermal Control for Droplet-Based Microfluidics

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Nam-Trung Nguyen

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

Paper No. MicroNano2008-70277, pp. 523-528; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/MicroNano2008-70277
From:
  • 2008 Second International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems
  • 2008 Second International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems
  • Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3–5, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4294-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3819-6
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents our recent works on thermal control for droplet-based microfluidics. Temperature dependent properties of liquids have been use for actuation and many other applications in droplet-based microfluidics. In analogy to an analog/digital electronic circuits, a droplet-based microfluidic system consists for three main subsystems: droplet formation (analog/digital converter), droplet manipulation (digital processing) and droplet merging (digital/analog converter). This paper will present our recent achievements in thermal control of droplet formation in different configurations such as T-junction and cross junction with integrated microheaters. Furthermore, results on droplet switching will be presented. The droplet switch represent basic logic gate that can be used to construct a more complex droplet-based digital network. Thermocapillary actuation of microdroplets in one-dimensional and two-dimensional microfluidic platforms will be presented. Both numerical and experimental results will be presented in this paper.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Microfluidics

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