Microfluidic Platform for the Generation of Polymer Colloids
Zuzanna T. Cygan, Kathryn L. Beers, and Eric J. Amis
We demonstrate a microfluidic platform for the synthesis of polymer particles of controlled size and composition. Rapid prototyping photolithography of a thiolene-based resin was used to fabricate microfluidic devices stable to organic solvents and monomers. Monodisperse droplets of monomer suspended in a water/surfactant matrix were formed and photopolymerized on chip to generate crosslinked polymer particles. In-line Raman spectroscopy and image analysis were used to monitor extent of conversion and particle size and composition.
Mentor: Kathryn Beers
Polymers Division, MSEL
Bldg 224 room B214
not a member of Sigma Xi
Poster Category: Materials