Microfluidics is a fascinating tool for colloidal materials design. It precisely controls the interface of immiscible fluids in a microchannel such as droplets, slug flow and jet flow. Monodisperse droplets prepared by microfluidic emulsification are readily converted into monodisperse particles by solvent diffusion. Furthermore, controlling the inner phase separation leads to construct the capsule structure containing oil or aqueous liquid. Based on the same concept, the rapid solidification from jet flow enables wet-spinning of nanofibers. In this review, we show our experimental procedure and the leading results and discuss key factors to develop such a microfluidic process to produce well-defined materials.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Society of Powder Technology, Japan|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Filtration and Separation
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes