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1. (WO2013143562) METHOD AND FLUIDIC MICROSYSTEM FOR GENERATING DROPLETS DISPERSED IN A CONTINUOUS PHASE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/143562    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2012/001423
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 31 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: G01N 35/08
B01L 3/00
B01L 3/02
Applicants: MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
BARET, Jean-Christophe
TAN, Say Hwa
SEMIN, Benoit
Inventors: BARET, Jean-Christophe
TAN, Say Hwa
SEMIN, Benoit
Title: METHOD AND FLUIDIC MICROSYSTEM FOR GENERATING DROPLETS DISPERSED IN A CONTINUOUS PHASE
Abstract:
A method of generating droplets (1) of a dispersed phase fluid (2) in a continuous phase fluid (3) comprises the steps of flowing the dispersed phase fluid (2) and the continuous phase fluid (3) to a channel junction (10) of at least one dispersed phase channel (11) and at least one continuous phase channel (12), applying at least one alternating voltage to at least two electrodes (20) so that an alternating electric field is created at the channel junction (10), and generating the droplets (1) of the dispersed phase fluid (2) in the continuous phase fluid (3) flowing in an output channel (13) of the channel junction (10), wherein the dispersed phase fluid (2) and the continuous phase fluid (3) are electrically insulated from the at least two electrodes (20). Furthermore, microfluidic device (100) is described, which is configured for generating droplets (1) of a dispersed phase fluid (2) in a continuous phase fluid (3).