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Issue 10, 2011
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Air-bubble-triggered drop formation in microfluidics

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In microfluidic devices, droplets are normally formed using T-junction or flow focus mechanisms. While both afford a high degree of control over drop formation, they are limited in maximum production rate by the jetting transition. Here, we introduce a new drop formation mechanism that is not limited by jetting, allowing much faster drop production.

Graphical abstract: Air-bubble-triggered drop formation in microfluidics

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2011, accepted on 17 Mar 2011 and first published on 29 Mar 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20108E
Citation: Lab Chip, 2011,11, 1713-1716

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    Air-bubble-triggered drop formation in microfluidics

    A. R. Abate and D. A. Weitz, Lab Chip, 2011, 11, 1713
    DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20108E

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