Breakup of a flow-focused emulsion jet for the production of matrix-structured microcapsules

He, Yinghe (2007) Breakup of a flow-focused emulsion jet for the production of matrix-structured microcapsules. Applied Physics Letters, 91 (25). pp. 1-3.

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To achieve a better control of particle performances, significant research efforts have been directed toward the production of structured particles with a very narrow size distribution, or monodisperse “designer” particles. This paper presents a method for the production of monodisperse microspheres with a matrix structure. The technique is based on the application of flow focusing to the breakup of an emulsion jet in a liquid environment using an in-house designed and fabricated macroscopic device. Through the variation of flow conditions, the device is capable of producing matrix-structured monodisperse microcapsules in a size range of 20–200 µm.

Item ID: 2207
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1077-3118
Keywords: liminar jet; flow focusing; microencapsulation; matrix structured particles; particle design; microcapsules
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2009 23:49
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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