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Micro and Nanosystems

Volume 3 Issue 2
ISSN: 1876-4029
eISSN: 1876-4037


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  Droplet Coalescence in Microfluidic Systems
  pp.131-136 (6) Authors: Bin Xu, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Teck Neng Wong
doi: 10.2174/1876402911103020131

Droplet coalescence is one of the most attractive manipulation schemes in droplet-based microfluidic systems, which enables droplet-based functions such as mixing and microreactor to be achieved in lab-on-a-chip applications. This paper systematically presents an overview on techniques used for droplet coalescence in microfluidic systems. In this paper, techniques employed for droplet coalescence are categorized as passive and active types. The basic theory and mechanism behind these techniques are also presented.

  Keywords: Droplet-based, coalescence, mixing, fusion, microfluidics
  Affiliation: School of Mechanical and Aerospace, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang, Avenue, Singapore 639798.
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