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Continuous and low error-rate passive synchronization of pre-formed droplets

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Abstract

A microfluidic droplet-handling architecture for the synchronization of asynchronous, mis-matched, pre-formed droplet streams is demonstrated. This architecture is shown to be robust to variations in droplet input frequencies, whilst still producing highly reliable synchronisation. The operational phase space with regards to droplet size disparity is explored and the long-term operational stability of the system confirmed. Specifically, the microfluidic platform to synchronies droplet streams at a rate of 33 Hz over extended periods of time and with an error rate less than 0.2%.

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The article was received on 01 May 2015, accepted on 21 May 2015 and first published on 21 May 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08044D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 48399-48405
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    Continuous and low error-rate passive synchronization of pre-formed droplets

    O. J. Dressler, T. Yang, S.-I. Chang, J. Choo, R. C. R. Wootton and A. J. deMello, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 48399
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08044D

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