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Microfluidic Interfacial Tensiometry



Steven D. Hudson, J Cabral, Wenhua Zhang, Jai A. Pathak, Kathryn L. Beers


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 Title
Proceedings of the American Chemical Society, vol 93
Conference Dates
March 14-19, 2005
Conference Location
San Diego, CA


combinatorial, formulations, interfacial tension


Hudson, S. , Cabral, J. , Zhang, W. , Pathak, J. and Beers, K. (2005), Microfluidic Interfacial Tensiometry, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society, vol 93, San Diego, CA, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created August 1, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017