A microfluidic system was designed, fabricated and implemented to study the behavior of polyelectrolyte capsules flowing in microscale channels. The device contains microchannels that lead into constrictions intended to capture polyelectrolyte microcapsules which were fabricated with the well-known layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technique. The behavior of hollow capsules at the constrictions was visualized and the properties of the capsules were investigated before and after introduction into the device.
- Mechanical properties
- Silicon micromachining