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Paper of Associate Professor Masahiko Hashimoto et al. of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Featured on the Cover of Electrophoresis for the Second Consecutive Year

Updated Feb. 16, 2018
An article of the research group of Associate Professor Masahiko Hashimoto (Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering) and others was published in Electrophoresis (Special Issue: Microfluidics and Miniaturization 2018) on February 2, 2018. This is the second consecutive year that an article from this group has been selected for the publication’s front cover.

The article demonstrated a new microfluidic technique, in which a microfluidic chip made of the silicon resin polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and several glass or plastic plates are bonded using only the viscoelastic property of PDMS and degassed for a certain time, enabling rapid automatic creation of monodisperse water-in-oil emulsion droplets (about 500 droplets per second) only by dropping oil and water phases in the microchannel entrance. This is almost the easiest, fastest and cheapest production technique of monodisperse emulsion droplets to date, which is expected to be applied to various biochemical analysis and functional materials production using liquid droplet.

Title of Article:
‘Rapid automatic creation of monodisperse emulsion droplets by microfluidic device with degassed PDMS slab as a detachable suction actuator’

Presenter (Representative author of the article):
Masahiko Hashimoto
Associate Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Co-authors (contact persons):
Yuki Murata (completed Master’s Program, Graduate School of Science and Engineering)
Yuta Nakashoji (completed Master’s Program, Graduate School of Science and Engineering)
Masaki Kondo (Second year of Master’s Program, Graduate School of Science and Engineering)
Yugo Tanaka (Second year of Master’s Program, Graduate School of Science and Engineering)

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