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 of the American Chemical Society, vol 93
, Cabral, J.
, Zhang, W.
, Pathak, J.
and Beers, K.
Microfluidic Interfacial Tensiometry, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society, vol 93, San Diego, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852506
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