[Chemical Reviews] Emerging Droplet Microfluidics
Droplet microfluidics generates and manipulates discrete droplets through immiscible multiphase flows inside microchannels. Due to its remarkable advantages, droplet microfluidics bears significant value in an extremely wide range of area. In this review, we provide a comprehensive and in-depth insight into droplet microfluidics, covering fundamental research from microfluidic chip fabrication and droplet generation to the applications of droplets in bio(chemical) analysis and materials generation. The purpose of this review is to convey the fundamentals of droplet microfluidics, a critical analysis on its current status and challenges, and opinions on its future development. We believe this review will promote communications among biology, chemistry, physics, and materials science.
Luoran Shang, Yao Cheng, and Yuanjin Zhao* State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China Chem. Rev., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00848 Publication Date (Web): May 24, 2017 Copyright © 2017 American Chemical Society *E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.