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dc.contributor.authorVarma, Vijaykumar Babulaljien
dc.contributor.authorRay, Ayanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhao Mengen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhi Pingen
dc.contributor.authorRamanujan, Raju Vijayaraghavanen
dc.identifier.citationVarma, V. B., Ray, A., Wang, Z. M., Wang, Z. P., & Ramanujan, R. V. (2016). Droplet merging on a lab-on-a-chip platform by uniform magnetic fields. Scientific Reports, 6, 37671-. doi:10.1038/srep37671en
dc.description.abstractDroplet microfluidics offers a range of Lab-on-a-chip (LoC) applications. However, wireless and programmable manipulation of such droplets is a challenge. We address this challenge by experimental and modelling studies of uniform magnetic field induced merging of ferrofluid based droplets. Control of droplet velocity and merging was achieved through uniform magnetic field and flow rate ratio. Conditions for droplet merging with respect to droplet velocity were studied. Merging and mixing of colour dye + magnetite composite droplets was demonstrated. Our experimental and numerical results are in good agreement. These studies are useful for wireless and programmable droplet merging as well as mixing relevant to biosensing, bioassay, microfluidic-based synthesis, reaction kinetics, and magnetochemistry.en
dc.description.sponsorshipASTAR (Agency for Sci., Tech. and Research, S’pore)en
dc.format.extent12 p.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScientific Reportsen
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dc.subjectMagnetic Properties and Materialsen
dc.subjectDroplet-based Microfluidicen
dc.titleDroplet merging on a lab-on-a-chip platform by uniform magnetic fieldsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science & Engineeringen
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