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Nanofluidic networks created and controlled by light

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Nanofluidic networks have been fabricated in an oil-in-water emulsion. Micron-sized oil drops with ultralow interfacial tensions are connected by stable oil threads a few nm across. Lasers are used both to construct the nanofluidic network and to transport the fluid from one drop to another. These networks form a platform for chemistry on the attolitre scale.

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Submitted
21 Oct 2010
Accepted
06 Jan 2011
First published
04 Feb 2011

Soft Matter, 2011,7, 2517-2520
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Nanofluidic networks created and controlled by light

D. A. Woods, C. D. Mellor, J. M. Taylor, C. D. Bain and A. D. Ward, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 2517
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01183E

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