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Title: Passive chip-based droplet sorting

Abstract

An apparatus for passive sorting of microdroplets including a main flow channel, a flow stream of microdroplets in the main flow channel wherein the microdroplets have substantially the same diameter and wherein the flow stream of microdroplets includes first microdroplets having a first degree of stiffness and second microdroplets having a second degree of stiffness wherein the second degree of stiffness is different than the first degree of stiffness. A second flow channel is connected to the main flow channel for the second microdroplets having a second degree of stiffness. A separator separates the second microdroplets having a second degree of stiffness from the first microdroplets and directs the second microdroplets having a second degree of stiffness into the second flow channel.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1171693
Patent Number(s):
8969071
Application Number:
12/938,715
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01L - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Nov 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Beer, Neil Reginald, Lee, Abraham P, Hatch, Andrew C, and Fisher, Jeffrey S. Passive chip-based droplet sorting. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Beer, Neil Reginald, Lee, Abraham P, Hatch, Andrew C, & Fisher, Jeffrey S. Passive chip-based droplet sorting. United States.
Beer, Neil Reginald, Lee, Abraham P, Hatch, Andrew C, and Fisher, Jeffrey S. Tue . "Passive chip-based droplet sorting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1171693.
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