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Chemotactic Movement of Ionic-Liquid Droplets

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Stimuli-responsive materials have gained much attention recently as new means for fluid flow control within the microfluidic field. Controlling flow using conventional pumps, valves and other physical actuators can be costly and offers limited control over flow within the chip. Flow can be potentially controlled by integrating stimuli-responsive droplets into the system. This provides external control over fluid flow and allows for interesting advantages such as the potential for the droplets to act as dynamic sensing vehicles, micro-chemical reactors and micro-cargo carriers. In this work stimuli-responsive novel self-propelled droplets capable of moving at the air/liquid interface are developed and characterized.
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1st Brazil Ireland science week
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Dublin City University (DCU)
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