A Method for the Micro-encapsulation of Dielectric Fluids in Joined Polymer Shells

Author(s): Catherine Tonry, Mayur K. Patel, Christopher Bailey, Marc P.Y. Desmuliez, Scott Cargill, Weixing Yu

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 1 , 2013

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Electric Field Assisted Capillarity (EFAC) is a novel manufacturing technique that allows for the one-step fabrication of enclosed microstructures, such as microchannels and microcapsules. After a brief review of current micro-encapsulation techniques, this paper presents a list of potential applications for this technology; what is currently known about its mechanisms and avenues for further research

Keywords: Microcapsules, Microstructures, Microfluidics, Electric Field Assisted Capillarity (EFAC), Encapsulating Dielectric Fluid, Lithographically Induced Self-Construction (LISC), Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), UV-LIGA process, COMSOL, Inhomogeneities

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Year: 2013
Page: [65 - 71]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/138527213805289123

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