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Publication Citation: Microfluidic Interfacial Tensiometry

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Author(s): Steven D. Hudson; J Cabral; Wenhua Zhang; Jai A. Pathak; Kathryn L. Beers;
Title: Microfluidic Interfacial Tensiometry
Published: August 01, 2005
Abstract: Immiscible fluids find diverse applications, yet their interfacial tension σ remains a fundamental property that governs their performance. Therefore, accurate and efficient methods to measure interfacial tension facilitate development and refinement of fluid formulations. Microfluidic technology offers a new high-throughput platform for such measurements. In our approach, drops are produced and their dynamics in an extensional flow gradient are analyzed in real-time, and applicability to a broad range of interfacial tension is demonstrated.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the American Chemical Society, vol 93
Volume: 93
Pages: pp. 1 - 1
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: March 14-19, 2005
Keywords: combinatorial;formulations;interfacial tension
Research Areas: Nanofluidics
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