A Facile Strategy for Visualizing and Modulating Droplet-Based Microfluidics
AbstractIn droplet-based microfluidics, visualizing and modulating of droplets is often prerequisite. In this paper, we report a facile strategy for visualizing and modulating high-throughput droplets in microfluidics. In the strategy, by modulating the sampling frequency of a flash light with the droplet frequency, we are able to map a real high frequency signal to a low frequency signal, which facilitates visualizing and feedback controlling. Meanwhile, because of not needing synchronization signals, the strategy can be directly implemented on any droplet-based microfluidic chips. The only cost of the strategy is an additional signal generator. Moreover, the strategy can catch droplets with frequency up to several kilohertz, which covers the range of most high-throughput droplet-based microfluidics. In this paper, the principle, setup and procedure were introduced. Finally, as a demonstration, the strategy was also implemented in a miniaturized picoinjector in order to monitor and control the injection dosage to droplets. We expect that this facile strategy supplies a low-cost yet effective imaging system that can be easily implemented in miniaturized microfluidic systems or general laboratories. View Full-Text
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Gao, Z.; Peng, H.; Zhu, M.; Wu, L.; Jia, C.; Zhou, H.; Zhao, J. A Facile Strategy for Visualizing and Modulating Droplet-Based Microfluidics. Micromachines 2019, 10, 291.
Gao Z, Peng H, Zhu M, Wu L, Jia C, Zhou H, Zhao J. A Facile Strategy for Visualizing and Modulating Droplet-Based Microfluidics. Micromachines. 2019; 10(5):291.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gao, Zehang; Peng, Huo; Zhu, Minjie; Wu, Lei; Jia, Chunping; Zhou, Hongbo; Zhao, Jianlong. 2019. "A Facile Strategy for Visualizing and Modulating Droplet-Based Microfluidics." Micromachines 10, no. 5: 291.
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