Morphological transitions in simple electrocapillary systems: tools for microfluidic liquid manipulation

Jean-Christophe Baret

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

In the following we will use the variation of the contact angle on the substrate in different systems in order to dynamically vary the wettability of the substrate. In a first part we will study how such variations influence the deposition criterion for a droplet from a syringe. Then we will observe how this simple system can be used in order to induce oscillatory motion of a drop by a modulation of the contact angle. Finally we will extensively study the influence of the wettability in a confined system consisting of parallel open microchannels, the equilibrium situation (third part) and the dynamics
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mugele, Frieder G., Supervisor
Award date27 Oct 2005
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs90-365-2242-0
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • IR-50857

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