A method for the micro-encapsulation of dielectric fluids in joined polymer shells

Catherine Tonry, Mayur K Patel, Christopher Bailey, Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez, Scott Cargill, Weixing Yu

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Abstract

Electric Field Assisted Capillarity (EFAC) is a novel manufacturing technique that allows for the one-step fabrication of enclosed microstructures, such as microchannels and microcapsules. After a brief review of current micro-encapsulation techniques, this paper presents a list of potential applications for this technology; what is currently known about its mechanisms and avenues for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Microcapsules
  • Microstructures
  • Microfluidics
  • MICROSTRUCTURES
  • FABRICATION

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