Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Background
Interfacial tension between two liquids is a key fluid handling characteristic in industry. Precise control of temperature is required for an accurate measurement of interfacial tension. Conventional microfluidic tensiometers offer decreased measurement times and reduced analyte volumes in comparison to non-microfluidic tensiometers but do not offer a precise temperature control.
A temperature controllable microfluidic device for the accurate measurement of temperature dependent interfacial tensions between two immiscible liquids. A localized temperature control system is integrated with the microfluidic platform to maintain accurate temperature inside the device.
Integrated microfluidic platform for instantaneous flow and localized temperature control, RSC Adv., 2015,5, 85620-85629 https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA19944A
Superior temperature control
Low analyte volume: 10-100 μl
Liquid pairs with no density difference
R&D of surfactants
Digital droplet PCR