IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Optical blocking of microfluidic droplets through laser-induced thermocapillarity

2009 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2009)

Author(s): Verneuil, E. ; Cordero, M.L. ; Gallaire, F. ; Baroud, C.N.
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 September 2009
Conference Location: Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
Conference Date: 21 September 2009
Page(s): 434 - 439
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-4210-2
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-4209-6
DOI: 10.1109/ISOT.2009.5326157
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The localized heating produced by a tightly focused infrared laser leads to surface tension gradients at the interface of microfluidic drops, resulting in a net force on the drop whose origin and... View More

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