KOBAYASHI, I. ... et al., 2007. High-performance production of monodisperse emulsions using microfabricated asymmetric through-hole array. IN: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Paris, France, pp. 1541 - 1543.
This paper reports high-performance production of monodisperse emulsions using
numerous asymmetric through holes microfabricated on a silicon chip. Monodisperse
oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions with droplet sizes of approximately 30 µm were stably
produced via asymmetric through holes at high droplet generation rates up to several
hundreds of thousands per second. This paper also reports three-dimensional simulation of
emulsion droplet generation via an asymmetric through hole using a computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) method. The calculation results showed an excellent agreement with the
experimental results and provided a better understanding of the droplet generation process.
This is an abstract from the Eleventh International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2007) Paris, FRANCE, 7 - 11 October 2007. The conference website is at: http://www.cbmsociety.org/conferences/microtas2007/