Quintuple emulsions formed with microfluidics

March Meeting 2010

Water drops within oil drops within water drops within oil drops within water drops dispersed in an oil carrier fluid


Abstract

W2.00001: "Emulsion-based microfluidics for high-throughput biology"

Presented Thursday, March 18, 2010

Adam R. Abate and David A. Weitz
Department of Physics
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

David A. Weitz
Department of Physics
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

Water drops within oil drops within water drops within oil drops within water drops

Optical microscope image of monodisperse quintuple emulsions formed with microfluidics. They consist of water drops within oil drops within water drops within oil drops within water drops dispersed in an oil carrier fluid. The outer drop diameters are 100 microns.

References

A. R. Abate and D. A. Weitz, Small 5(18), 2030-2032 (2009).

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