Fast, active droplet interaction: Coalescence and reactive mixing controlled by electrowetting on a superhydrophobic surface
Authors: Accardo A., Mecarini F., Leoncini M., Brandi F., Di Cola E., Burghammer M., Riekel C., Di Fabrizio E.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Nanostructures Department, Via Morego, Genova 16163, Italy; Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Nanophysics Department, Via Morego, Genova 16163, Italy; European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, B.P. 220, F-38043 Grenoble Cedex, France; BIONEM Lab University of Magna Graecia, Campus Salvatore Venuta, Viale Europa, 88100 Germaneto-Catanzaro, Italy
Abstract: A novel electrowetting-on-dielectrics (EWOD) device in open planar geometry allows probing of droplet mixing on a superhydrophobic substrate under quasi contact-free conditions. We demonstrate a droplet-based microreactor with integrated convective-flow mixing for the reactive-mixing of CaCl 2/Na2CO3 solutions. The device provides unique conditions for scattering, spectroscopy and imaging probes requiring an unobstructed droplet-access.
Journal/Review: LAB ON A CHIP
Volume: 13 (3) Pages from: 332 to: 335
More Information: We thank Marco Di Michiel from the ESRF-ID15 beamline for helping with the high-speed CMOS camera. This work was partially supported by the Italian project FIRB \’Rete Nazionale di Ricerca sulle Nanoscienze ItalNanoNet\’ of Italian Ministry of education and research (MIUR). A. A. thanks the ESRF for funding his PhD position.KeyWords: Calcium carbonate; Electrowetting on dielectrics device; Hydrophobicity; Light scattering; Molecular probe; SpectroscopyDOI: 10.1039/c2lc41193hCitations: 30data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here