Microfluidics

 

Microfluidics has developed into an established technology driven by demands in micro bioanalytics (lab-on-the-chip) and micro reactor technology. Liquid flows in microfluidic channels are laminar, which leads to well-defined diffusion-controlled mixing. These conditions are ideal to study the basic mechanisms of particle formation on time-scales down to microseconds. Further, microfluidic devices such as inkjet printers are ideal for the preparation of nanodispersions and nanoemulsions.

 

Recent topics:

 

Inkjet printers for size controlled preparation of vesicles

(Small 2005)

 
Microfluidic device for size controlled preparation of vesicles

(Langmuir 2009)

 
Shear-orientation in microfluidic devices  
Microfluidics/microfocus x-ray coupling at synchrotron

(BMBF-project)