Generation of monodisperse particles by using microfluidics: Control over size, shape, and composition

Shengqing Xu, Zhihong Nie, Minseok Seo, Patrick Lewis, Eugenia Kumacheva, Howard A. Stone, Piotr Garstecki, Douglas B. Weibel, Irina Gitlin, George M. Whitesides

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Abstract

Small-scale engineering: A new strategy for the production of monodisperse colloid particles with precise control of their size, shape, and composition has been developed. Highly monodisperse liquid droplets are formed by using a microfluidic device. The droplets are shaped in a microchannel (spheres, disks, and rods; see images) and solidified in situ by either polymerization or thermal setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-728
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

Keywords

  • Copolymerization
  • Gels
  • Microfluidics
  • Monodisperse particles
  • Polymers

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    Xu, S., Nie, Z., Seo, M., Lewis, P., Kumacheva, E., Stone, H. A., Garstecki, P., Weibel, D. B., Gitlin, I., & Whitesides, G. M. (2005). Generation of monodisperse particles by using microfluidics: Control over size, shape, and composition. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 44(5), 724-728. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200462226