Dripping and jetting in microfluidic multiphase flows applied to particle and fibre synthesis

J. K. Nunes, S. S.H. Tsai, J. Wan, Howard A. Stone

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Abstract

Dripping and jetting regimes in microfluidic multiphase flows have been investigated extensively, and this review summarizes the main observations and physical understandings in this field to date for three common device geometries: coaxial, flow-focusing and T-junction. The format of the presentation allows for simple and direct comparison of the different conditions for drop and jet formation, as well as the relative ease and utility of forming either drops or jets among the three geometries. The emphasis is on the use of drops and jets as templates for microparticle and microfibre syntheses, and a description is given of the more common methods of solidification and strategies for achieving complex multicomponent microparticles and microfibres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number114002
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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