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Issue 9, 2013
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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.

Graphical abstract: SAW-controlled drop size for flow focusing

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Submitted
07 Nov 2012
Accepted
18 Feb 2013
First published
22 Feb 2013

Lab Chip, 2013,13, 1691-1694
Article type
Communication

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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