We describe a microfluidic system for generating a sequence of liquid droplets of multiple concentrations in a single experimental condition. The series of final droplets has the combination of the compositions varying periodically, with polydispersity of the size less than 8%. By utilizing the design of the microchannel geometry and the passive control of three immiscible fluids (oil, water, and air) including generation, breakup, separation and coalescence of droplets, we can change the system to generate diverse sets of combination of materials. The device can be used for testing different concentration of materials in picoliter volumes and developing a new way to deliver dynamic signals of chemicals with microfluidics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering