Generation of uniform colloidal assemblies in soft microfluidic devices

Gi R. Yi, Todd Thorsen, Vinothan N. Manoharan, Moon J. Hwang, Seog J. Jeon, David J. Pine, Stephan R. Quake, Seung M. Yang

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Soft-lithography-based microfluidics and droplet break-off dynamics that can be combined to produce uniform colloidal assemblies from amonodisperse suspension was demonstrated. Experimental results showed that colloidal assemblies with a reasonable uniformity were prepared and the uniformity was enhanced as the number of the embedded particles was increased. For colloidal assemblies with a smaller number of particles, the present microfluidic device needed to be incorporated with a subsequent soft-microfluidic device to sort the assemblies by the number of the internal particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1300-1304
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 5 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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