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dc.contributor.authorAbate, Adam R.
dc.contributor.authorRotem, Assaf
dc.contributor.authorThiele, Julian
dc.contributor.authorWeitz, David A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-09T13:56:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationAbate, Adam R., Assaf Rotem, Julian Thiele, and David A. Weitz. 2011. “Efficient Encapsulation with Plug-Triggered Drop Formation.” Physical Review E84 (3): 031502. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.84.031502.
dc.identifier.issn1539-3755
dc.identifier.issn1550-2376
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41511245*
dc.description.abstractMonodisperse microscale drops formed with microfluidic devices are useful for encapsulating cells, microgel particles, or even additional drops. These techniques are thus useful for applications ranging from high-throughput biology to monodisperse particle and capsule synthesis, which require encapsulation of such objects. However, it is challenging to efficiently encapsulate the objects in all drops; often, the objects are encapsulated inefficiently, resulting in many improperly filled, unusable drops. Here, we describe a phenomenon that allows very efficient encapsulation. We use the inflow of the object to plug the drop maker nozzle; the continued injection of the outer phase pinches off a drop, thereby encapsulating the object; this yields precisely one object encapsulated per drop.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleEfficient encapsulation with plug-triggered drop formation
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionVersion of Record
dc.relation.journalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
dash.depositing.authorWeitz, David A.::4c144b06be6d094b21dbe2dd12dbef76::600
dc.date.available2019-10-09T13:56:07Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 77666
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevE.84.031502
dash.source.volume84;3


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