Monodisperse drop formation in square microchannels

O. Ozen, N. Aubry, D. T. Papageorgiou, P. G. Petropoulos

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The electrohydrodynamic instability of the interface between two liquids with different physical and electrical properties in plane Poiseuille flow is used to form monodisperse droplets in a square channel. The drop size and formation rate are controlled by simply controlling the flow rates and the amplitude of the electric field applied across the channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number144501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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