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Issue 41, 2012
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Microfluidics and soft matter: small is useful

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Abstract

We discuss in detail the content of the microfluidic toolboxes in the fields of soft condensed matter and biophysics, highlighting the similarities and differences. We present reasons for the differences and show that concepts from biophysics can be used in soft matter problems, and in particular the action of confinement. We illustrate this by showing how geometry, scaling behaviour and statistics can be exploited by combining microfluidics with model colloidal systems. We give relevant examples in each category and provide an outlook for studies beyond equilibrium.

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Submitted
18 May 2012
Accepted
27 Jul 2012
First published
28 Aug 2012

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 10530-10535
Article type
Opinion

Microfluidics and soft matter: small is useful

D. Bartolo and D. G. A. L. Aarts, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 10530
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26157J

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