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Pack of 3 single nozzle droplet generators with nozzle etched on both sides, giving the following advantages:
This microfluidic droplet generator is an excellent tool for generating highly reproducible microsized droplets with much higher precision and repeatability compared to conventional methods.
By tuning the relative viscosities, surface tension, and velocities between the dispersed and the continuous phase, droplet size and frequency can be altered. Oil-in-Water (O/W) droplets can be generated directly using the glass chips. Also, these droplet generators are suitable for coating in order to form Water-in-Oil droplets (W/O).
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|Name on chip||DGFF.05.2|
|Number of chips per pack||3|
|Distance between channel and top surface||896 µm|
|Distance between channel and bottom surface||896 µm|
|Channel location||Top and bottom|
|Total chip thickness||1800 µm|
|Chip size||45 mm x 15 mm|
|Channel height||8 µm|
|Internal Volume||0.26 µl|
|Nozzle height||5 µm|
|Number of Inlets||2|
|Number of outlets||1|
|Inlet/outlet hole sizes on top of the chip||1.56 mm|
|Inlet/outlet holes size at channel||0.90 mm|
|Optical properties||Optical clear view from all sides|
|Supplied in Fluidic slide?||Yes|
|Material black cartridge||Polypropylene|
A: One simple but very effective way to clean a microchip is to flush an alkaline solution through the channels. A solution of 1 M sodium hydroxide in water works well but a lower concentration might also be sufficient. If traces of the cleaning solution remaining inside the chip after cleaning and rinsing with water pose a problem then ammonia can be used instead. Note that the these solutions are caustic and can cause damage to e.g. the polyimide coating of fused silica capillaries. Also plastic parts should not be exposed to very alkaline solutions.
In order to aid in the removal of particulate matter, a water bath with ultrasonic agitation can be used, preferably while flushing a watery solution through the channels using an Fluidic connect kit.
Glass microchips can be heated (e.g. >400° C) causing any organic material adsorbed on the glass surface to degrade. Try to use lower temperatures first because burning the content could make it stick. Make sure you only heat the glass chip and not the plastic parts around it.
Concentrated sulphuric acid works well to dissolve organic material such as fibres which are difficult to remove with alkaline solutions, but because of the extremely corrosive nature of the material a cleaning procedure is not so easily implemented.
Please note that chips that were coating by Micronit have different guidelines for cleaning.
A: We recommend using a high precision pumping system, regular syringe pumps often don't work very well for droplet generators. There are several high precision pumping systems on the market that work with different pumping principles. Micronit can offer serveral different pumping systems. Send us an email to find out which pump would work for you.
A: This depends on many things, for example, which fluids you use. Check our flowrate instructions to find out how to start.
A: Decrease your flowrate. Check our flowrate instructions for a more acurate explanation.
A: Have a look at our surfactant guide.
A: Have a look at our clogging prevention guide