What is it about?

Massively producing tiny droplets is critical for industrial processes and biomedical applications. However, classically formed droplets generally stick to the contacting media and/or coalesce into a larger droplet, which limits handling flexibility and/or size uniformity. This work reports a massive formation of microdroplets which does not coalesce or stick to the contact materials by adjusting capillary interaction.

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Why is it important?

This work instantly formed thousands of non-sticking microdroplets with minimum energy input.


High production efficiency and low energy consumption in forming stable microdroplets will benefit the development of printing processes, heat transfer, microfluidics, and biochemical analyses.

Mizuki Tenjimbayashi

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This page is a summary of: Production of small powder-stabilized droplets using superhydrophobic mesh, Applied Physics Letters, June 2023, American Institute of Physics,
DOI: 10.1063/5.0155219.
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