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SAW-controlled drop size for flow focusing

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Abstract

We demonstrate the regularization of droplet formation by applying a surface acoustic wave (SAW) localized at the flow-focus junction of a drop maker. This allows electronic control of drop size in real time, without changing the flow rates or microchannel dimensions.

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The article was received on 07 Nov 2012, accepted on 18 Feb 2013 and first published on 22 Feb 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC41233D
Citation: Lab Chip, 2013,13, 1691-1694
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    SAW-controlled drop size for flow focusing

    L. Schmid and T. Franke, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 1691
    DOI: 10.1039/C3LC41233D

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