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An introduction to digital microfluidic concepts in chemistry using a macroscopic droplet generator

submitted on 11.12.2018, 22:37 and posted on 13.12.2018, 16:54 by Clotilde Vié, Jacques Fattaccioli, philippe jacq

This activity introduces digital microfluidics and the usage of aqueous droplets as independent chemical microreactors for reaction kinetics studies. Students build their own droplet generator from common macroscopic glassware and connecting parts, to create trains of millimetric droplets in which a redox reaction takes place. The activity allows working on reaction kinetics, hydrodynamics at low Reynolds number and image analysis at a macroscopic scale.


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Département de chimie, École Normale Supérieure, PSL University, Sorbonne Université, CNRS



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