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Using molecular photoswitches to build functionality for microfluidic systems

Florea, Larisa and Francis, Wayne and Dunne, Aishling and Tudor, Alexandru and Diamond, Dermot (2014) Using molecular photoswitches to build functionality for microfluidic systems. In: COST Action MP 1205 Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics, 24-25 Apr 2014, Dublin Institute of Technology.

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In this paper, I will show how molecular photoswitches can be used to provide key functions for microfluidic systems. In particular, I will focus on the optimisation of effects such as the actuation behaviour of hydrogels incorporating spiropyran derivatives, and the potential impact of these advances on the entire area of microfluidics. In addition, I will also summarise recent developments in photo-chemo-propulsion of micro-droplets in fluidic channels.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microfluidics; Polymer actuators
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:19928
Deposited On:25 Apr 2014 13:23 by Dermot Diamond. Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 11:43

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