Highly efficient electrocoalescence-based droplet merging using a 3D electrode Conference Paper uri icon


  • 14CBMS. Droplet manipulation is comprised of techniques such as droplet generation, merging, and splitting, of which droplet merging is one of the major bottlenecks in achieving high-throughput analysis. Here we present a three dimensional electrode that improves the electric field uniformity and field strength experienced by two adjacent droplets undergoing merging. We conducted a systematic comparison of planar, coplanar, dual-coplanar, and 3D electrodes under identical experimental conditions and analyzed the electric field strength and droplet merging efficiency.

published proceedings

  • 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014

author list (cited authors)

  • Guzman, A. R., Kim, H. S., & Han, A.

complete list of authors

  • Guzman, AR||Kim, HS||Han, A

publication date

  • January 2014