Two-dimensional flow of driven particles: A microfluidic pathway to the non-equilibrium frontier

Tsevi Beatus, Itamar Shani, Roy H. Bar-Ziv*, Tsvi Tlusty

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Abstract

We discuss the basic physics of the flow of micron-scale droplets in 2D geometry. Our focus is on the use of droplet ensembles to look into fundamental questions of non-equilibrium systems, such as the emergence of dynamic patterns and irreversibility. We review recent research in these directions, which demonstrate that 2D microfluidics is uniquely set to study complex out-of-equilibrium phenomena thanks to the simplicity of the underlying Stokes flow and the accessibility of lab-on-chip technology.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)5620-5646
Number of pages27
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume46
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2017

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