Liquid Crystallography in Microchannels

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Abstract

We report that high density monodisperse liquid particles (2um diameter oil-droplets) self-organize to 3D close-packed face-centered cubic arrangements, when flowing together with water (continuous) phase in a microchannel (10um×100m or 10m×50um). The resulting remarkably rigid and stable close-packed structure exhibits itself in square and hexagonal patterns, depending on the specific flow conditions. Generally, we observe two (coexisting) ‘crystallographic’ orientations of the close-packed structure, and distinguish dislocation lines and defects.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
EditorsL.E. Locascio, M. Gaitan, B.M. Paegel, D.J. Ross, W.N. Vreeland
Place of PublicationSan Diego
PublisherChemical and Biological Micro Systems Society
Pages125-127
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-9798064-1-4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2008
Event12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2008 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 200816 Oct 2008
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameMicro Total Analysis Systems
PublisherChemical and Biological Micro Systems Society
Number412
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1556-5890

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2008
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/10/0816/10/08

Keywords

  • EWI-14974
  • METIS-255462
  • IR-62714

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