Hydrophilic PDMS microchannels for high-throughput formation of oil-in-water microdroplets and water-in-oil-in-water double emulsions.
Entry by Yuhang Jin, AP225 Fall 2011
Wolfgang-Andreas C. Bauer, Martin Fischlechner, Chris Abell and Wilhelm T. S. Huck, Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 1814.
polyelectrolytes deposition, microdroplets, double emulsions, microfluidics
The paper presents a method of layer-by-layer deposition of polyelectrolytes to modify the surface wettability of PDMS-based microfluidic devices. The resulting coatings show stable hydrophylicity and hydrophobicity, and allow for high throughput generation of microdroplets or double emulsions.