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Electro-Guided Self-Propelled Droplets

Authors: 

Wayne Francis, Klaudia Wagner, Stephen Beirne, David Officer, Gordon Wallace, Larisa Florea, Dermot Diamond

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
Stimuli-responsive materials have gained much attention recently as means for fluid flow control within the microfluidic field. The ability to contactless control droplets within microfluidic devices offers new and interesting possibilities such as cargo transport to desired destinations and dynamic sensing. Herein we report for the first time the movement and guidance of an ionic liquid droplet through electro-stimulation. This type of triggered surfactant release through electro-stimulus aims to develop new methods for controlling droplet movement within microfluidic devices, as well as developing biomimetic synthetic motors.
Conference Name: 
XIV International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-14)
Proceedings: 
XIV International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-14)
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.NA
Publication Date: 
24/09/2014
Conference Location: 
Australia
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes