Massively-parallelized production of femtoliter droplets and its application to self-assembled nanoparticle clusters for novel metamaterials

Corentin B.M. Tregouet, Chris L. Kennedy, Ramkrishna Kotni, Sofie Kölling, Johan G. Bomer, Jasper J.A. Lozeman, Detlef Lohse, Albert van den Berg, Alfons Van Blaaderen, Mathieu Odijk*

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Abstract

Recently, a new method has been developed to produce large monodisperse population of droplets. Key is to ensure a droplet diameter independent of the flow rate in each parallel channel. This chip, the Millipede, raises high hope, but is limited to large droplets. Here we present a glass microfluidic chip, the Nanopede, designed on the same principle, downscaled to produce femtoliter droplets (diameter 1μm). Prior to chip design, theoretical analysis of flow and destabilization has been performed. Finally, this chip has been used to lead self-assembly experiment within these nanodroplets, a first step toward hierarchically organized metamaterials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
EditorsPetra Diettrich, Emanuele Delamarche, Andreas Hierlemann
Place of PublicationBasel, Switzerland
PublisherChemical and Biological Micro Systems Society
Pages971-972
Number of pages2
Edition23
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7334190-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
Event23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2019 - Congress Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 27 Oct 201931 Oct 2019
Conference number: 23
https://cbmsociety.org/microtas/microtas2019/

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2019
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2019
CountrySwitzerland
CityBasel
Period27/10/1931/10/19
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    Tregouet, C. B. M., Kennedy, C. L., Kotni, R., Kölling, S., Bomer, J. G., Lozeman, J. J. A., ... Odijk, M. (2019). Massively-parallelized production of femtoliter droplets and its application to self-assembled nanoparticle clusters for novel metamaterials. In P. Diettrich, E. Delamarche, & A. Hierlemann (Eds.), 23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (23 ed., pp. 971-972). Basel, Switzerland: Chemical and Biological Micro Systems Society.