Dean flow based optofluidic fabrication for complex shaped particle generation

Kevin S. Paulsen, Aram Chung

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Abstract

We present a unique fabrication scheme for the generation of non-spherical particles from inertial flow shaping and UV-polymerization. By utilizing fluid inertia within spiral microchannels and UV-reactive precursor fluids, complex shaped particles are created from two sequential processes: (1) Dean flow cross-sectional shaping, where the cross sectional area of UV-reactive and inert fluid streams are deterministically deformed by Dean vortices in a spiral channel, and (2) UV-polymerization, where micron-scale three-dimensional shaped particles are formed at the intersection of patterned UV light and UV-reactive fluids. Numerical and experimental results demonstrate Dean flow fluid stream shaping along with successfully fabricated three-dimensional particles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages818-819
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 13

Publication series

Name20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016

Other

Other20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period16/10/916/10/13

Keywords

  • Dean flow
  • Inertial microfluidics
  • Optofluidic fabrication
  • Optofluidics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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