Week of March 28, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (21 March 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Formation of superhydrophobic/superhydrophilic patterns by combination of nanostructure-imprinted perfluoropolymer and nanostructured silicon oxide for biological droplet generation

A soft and dexterous motor

Mechanical properties of ultralow-dielectric-constant mesoporous amorphous silica structures: Effects of pore morphology and loading mode

Week of March 21, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (14 March 2011) and Lab on a Chip (7 April 2011 – 10th Anniversary Issue: UK)

Applied Physics Letters

Spatially resolved lasers using a glassy cholesteric liquid crystal film with lateral pitch gradient

A multicolor microfluidic droplet dye laser with single mode emission

Lab on a Chip

Non-emissive colour filters for fluorescence detection

On-demand microfluidic droplet manipulation using hydrophobic ferrofluid as a continuous-phase

Development of multistage distillation in a microfluidic chip

Droplet size based separation by deterministic lateral displacement—separating droplets by cell-induced shrinking

Week of March 14, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (7 March 2011) and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (February 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

None.

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Articulatory–acoustic kinematics: The production of American English /s/

Suppression of an acoustic mode by an elastic mode of a liquid-filled spherical shell resonator

Acoustic response from a bubble pulsating near a fluid layer of finite density and thickness

Guided wave propagation in single and double layer hollow cylinders embedded in infinite media

Active control of transmission loss with smart foams

Measurement of the resistivity of porous materials with an alternating air-flow method

Week of March 7, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (28 February 2011) and Lab on a Chip (21 March 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Generating nanoliter to femtoliter microdroplets with ease

The influence of hanging water droplets on discharge activity, application to high voltage insulators

Lab on a Chip

The separation of immiscible liquid slugs within plastic microchannels using a metallic hydrophilic sidestream

A ‘microfluidic pinball’ for on-chip generation of Layer-by-Layer polyelectrolyte microcapsules

Integrated DNA purification, PCR, sample cleanup, and capillary electrophoresis microchip for forensic human identification

Controlling the contents of microdroplets by exploiting the permeability of PDMS

Hydrophilic polycarbonate for generation of oil in water emulsions in microfluidic devices

Week of February 28, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (21 February 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Anthony and Sharon:

Porous medium acoustics of wave-induced vorticity diffusion

Anthony, Ying, and Shelley:

On the effect of surface roughness height, wettability, and nanoporosity on Leidenfrost phenomena

Denise and Aditya:

Retreat behavior of a charged droplet for electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing

General Interest:

Influence of surface energy on the stiffness of nanosprings

Week of February 21, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (14 February 2011) and Lab on a Chip (7 March 2011 – 10th Anniversary Issue: France)

Applied Physics Letters

Atmospheric-pressure plasma-jet from micronozzle array and its biological effects on living cells for cancer therapy

Effect of liquid spreading due to nano/microstructures on the critical heat flux during pool boiling

Carbon nanotube chains in a shape memory polymer/carbon black composite: To significantly reduce the electrical resistivity

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics and complex fluids

Ionic and mass transport in micro-nanofluidic devices: a matter of volumic surface charge

Magnetic core shell nanoparticles trapping in a microdevice generating high magnetic gradient

Inherently aligned microfluidic electrodes composed of liquid metal

Deformability-based cell classification and enrichment using inertial microfluidics

Dielectrophoresis–Raman spectroscopy system for analysing suspended nanoparticles

Week of February 14, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (7 February 2011) and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

None.

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Investigations on the balloon as an impulse source Jukka Pa¨tynen, Brian F.G. Katz, Tapio Lokki

Interpretation of multi-frequency acoustic data: Effects of fish orientation

Liquid compressibility effects during the collapse of a single cavitating bubble

Week of February 7, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (31 January 2011) and Lab on a Chip (21 February 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Hydrodynamically mediated breakup of droplets in microchannels

Vibration based on liquid surface tension

Size effect on the coalescence-induced self-propelled droplet

Electrically controlled hydrophobicity in a surface modified nanoporous carbon

Lab on a Chip

Monodisperse hydrogel microspheres by forced droplet formation in aqueous two-phase systems

Novel combination of hydrophilic/hydrophobic surface for large wettability difference and its application to liquid manipulation

Red blood cell rheology using single controlled laser-induced cavitation bubbles

Week of January 31, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (24 January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

A field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phase

Observation of anisotropically reflected colors in chiral monomer-doped cholesteric liquid crystals

General Interest:

Design of subwavelength superscattering nanospheres

Week of January 31, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (24 January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

A field-induced ferrielectric liquid crystal phase

Observation of anisotropically reflected colors in chiral monomer-doped cholesteric liquid crystals

General Interest:

Design of subwavelength superscattering nanospheres

Week of January 24, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (17 January 2011) and Lab on a Chip (7 February 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

None.

Lab on a Chip

General Interest:

Microfluidics analysis of red blood cell membrane viscoelasticity

Lateral and cross-lateral focusing of spherical particles in a square microchannel

EWOD driven cleaning of bioparticles on hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces

Those interested in microfluidic fabrication:

New family of fluorinated polymer chips for droplet and organic solvent microfluidics

A fast and simple method to fabricate circular microchannels in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)

Week of January 17, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (10 January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Electro-optic Kerr effect in polymer-stabilized isotropic liquid crystals

Sharon:

Poration of lipid bilayers by shock-induced nanobubble collapse

Interesting article of the week:

Atmospheric pressure cold plasma as an antifungal therapy

Week of January 10, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (3 January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Aditya?:

Electrically assisted drop sliding on inclined planes

General Interest:

Confinement and flow dynamics in thin polymer films for nanoimprint lithography

Week of January 3, 2011

Applied Physics Letters (27 December 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

None.

Week of December 27, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (20 December 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Shock-free ferroelectric liquid crystal displays with high optical contrast

Lab on a Chip

Sharon:

Phononic crystal structures for acoustically driven microfluidic manipulations

Microfluidics Group:

One-step formation of multiple emulsions in microfluidics

Particle sorting using a porous membrane in a microfluidic device

General Interest:

Droplet synthesis of well-defined block copolymers using solvent-resistant microfluidic device

Droplet-on-a-wristband: Chip-to-chip digital microfluidic interfaces between replaceable and flexible electrowetting modules

Week of December 20, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (13 December 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Metallic-glass-matrix composite structures with benchmark mechanical performance

Amplitude scaling of a static wrinkle at an oil-air interface created by dielectrophoresis forces

Effect of metal diffusion on mechanoelectric property of ionic polymer-metal composite

Week of December 13, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (6 December 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 January 2011)

Applied Physics Letters

Closed-air induced composite wetting on hydrophilic ordered nanoporous anodic alumina

Unique flow transitions and particle collection switching phenomena in a microchannel induced by surface acoustic waves

Frost formation and ice adhesion on superhydrophobic surfaces

Controlled microbubble generation on a compact disk

Lab on a Chip

Polymer adsorption onto a micro-sphere from optical tweezers electrophoresis

Practical approach for macroporous structure embedded microfluidic system and the catalytic microchemical application

Week of December 6, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (29 November 2010) and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (November 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Liquid crystal-ZnO nanoparticle photovoltaics: Role of nanoparticles in ordering the liquid crystal

General Interest:

Crystalline properties dependence of dielectric and energy storage properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Sharon:

Acoustic attenuation, phase and group velocities in liquid-filled pipes: Theory, experiment, and examples of water and mercury

Contributions to the acoustic excitation of bubbles released from a nozzle

General Interest:

Effect of granular media on the vibrational response of a resonant structure: Theory and experiment

Week of November 29, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (22 November 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 December 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Liquid crystal display modes in a nontilted bent-core biaxial smectic liquid crystal

General Interest:

Fabrication and magnetic control of bacteria-inspired robotic microswimmers

Molecular diffusivity measurement through an alumina membrane using time-resolved fluorescence imaging

Stability of solvated nanosheet in shear flow

Lab on a Chip

General Interest:

Interfacial tension controlled fusion of individual femtolitre droplets and triggering of confined chemical reactions on demand

Flow-focused synthesis of monodisperse gold nanoparticles using ionic liquids on a microfluidic platform

Week of November 22, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (8 and 15 November 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 December 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Optically generated adaptive localized structures in confined chiral liquid crystals doped with fullerene

General Interest:

Minimization of thin film contact resistance

Scaling of strength and ductility in bioinspired brick and mortar composites

Lab on a Chip

General Interest:

Millimeter-scale contact printing of aqueous solutions using a stamp made out of paper and tape

Week of November 8, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (1 November 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Everyone(?):

Micellization and adsorption of surfactant in a nonpolar liquid in micrometer scale geometries

Week of November 1, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (25 October 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 November 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Microfluidics/General Interest:

Microfluidic force spectroscopy for characterization of biomolecular interactions with piconewton resolution

Lab on a Chip

General interest:

Design rules for pumping and metering of highly viscous fluids in microfluidics

2D separations on a 1D chip: gradient elution moving boundary electrophoresis—chiral capillary zone electrophoresis

Enhanced mixing of droplets during coalescence on a surface with a wettability gradient

Week of October 25, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (18 October 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Aditya (maybe):

Size-dependent electro-osmosis in a microchannel with low-permittivity, salt-free media

Week of October 18, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (11 October 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 November 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

[not sure who]:

A shear thickening phenomenon in magnetic field controlled-dipolar suspensions

Sourav:

Thermotropic nematic and smectic order in silica glass nanochannels

Microfluidics group:

Random breakup of microdroplets for single-cell encapsulation

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics group:

Large scale lithography-free nano channel array on polystyrene

Microchannel deformations due to solvent-induced PDMS swelling

Exploitation of surface acoustic waves to drive size-dependent microparticle concentration within a droplet

Week of October 11, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (4 October 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

General Interest:

Do surfaces with mixed hydrophilic and hydrophobic areas enhance pool boiling?

Magnetic confinement of Brownian rotation to a single axis and application to Janus and cluster microparticles

Week of October 4, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] 31 December 1999 and 27 September 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 October 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sharon:

Acoustic microstreaming for droplet breakup in a microflow-focusing device

General Interest:

Microfabricated deflection tensiometers for insoluble surfactants

Importance of the indentation depth in tapping-mode atomic force microscopy study of compliant materials

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics Group/General Interest:

On-demand generation of monodisperse femtolitre droplets by shape-induced shear

Development of a MEMS based dynamic rheometer

Week of September 27, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] 1 September 1985 and 20 September 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Carbon nanotube-induced chirality in an achiral liquid crystal

Infrared to visible image conversion capability of a nematic liquid crystal film

Nick and Ying:

Critical droplet volume for spontaneous capillary wrapping

Microfluidics Crowd:

Capillary-based liquid microdroplet deposition

Week of September 20, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (13 September 2010) and (for fun) Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav and Anthony:

Planar polar liquid crystalline alignment in nanostructured porous silicon one-dimensional photonic crystals

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

General Interest:

Ocean acidification and its impact on ocean noise: Phenomenology and analysis

Weeks of September 6 and 13, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] 17-18 April 1981, 30 August 2010, and 6 September 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 October 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Surface order reconstruction in nematics

Brightness and contrast ratio of black‐and‐white reflective dichroic liquid‐crystal displays

Tristability in the electric‐field‐induced phase transformation of liquid‐crystal films

Microfluidics Group/General Interest:

A high-precision study of hindered diffusion near a wall

Micropump based on liquid marbles

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics Group:

Programmable diagnostic devices made from paper and tape

Predictive model for the size of bubbles and droplets created in microfluidic T-junctions

Week of August 30, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] 1 August 1992 and 23 August 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 September 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Microfluidics Group:

Optimal surface fractal dimension for heat and fluid flow in microchannels

General Interest:

Magnetically tunable self-assembly of colloidal rings

Possible structural models of n‐diamond: A modified form of diamond

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics Group:

Ionic liquid-based compound droplet microfluidics for “on-drop” separations and sensing

A modular approach for the generation, storage, mixing, and detection of droplet libraries for high throughput screening

Week of August 23, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] Labor Day 2002 and 16 August 2010) and Lab on a Chip ([the weeks around] Labor Day 2002)

Applied Physics Letters

Matt:

Image force microscopy of molecular resonance: A microscope principle

Sourav:

Determination of the microwave permittivities of nematic liquid crystals using a single-metallic slit technique

Microfluidics Group/General Interest:

Fabrication of linear colloidal structures for microfluidic applications

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics Group:

Generation of concentration gradient by controlled flow distribution and diffusive mixing in a microfluidic chip

Week of August 16, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] 30 July 1966 and 9 August 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 September 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Bistable switching of twist direction in a twisted-nematic liquid crystal cell

Anthony:

Controlling the thermal contact resistance of a carbon nanotube heat spreader

Sharon:

The Planar Transducer‐A New Type of Transducer for Exciting Longitudinal Acoustic Waves

Maybe Interesting Articles:

A Theory of the Interfacial Energy Between a Crystal and the Melt

Recirculating Liquid Laser

Proposed Backward Wave Oscillation In The Infrared

Lab on a Chip

Sharon:

Non-contact acoustic cell trapping in disposable glass capillaries

Microfluidics Group:

Sodium hydroxide treatment of PDMS based microfluidic devices

A self-pumping lab-on-a-chip for rapid detection of botulinum toxin†

Formation of monodisperse calcium alginate microbeads by rupture of water-in-oil-in-water droplets with an ultra-thin oil phase layer

Week of August 9, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (2 August 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

General Interest:

Effect of fibril shape on adhesive properties

Week of August 2, 2010

Applied Physics Letters ([the weeks around] 17 June 1994 and 26 July 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 August 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Matt:

Energy dissipation during nanoscale indentation of polymers with an atomic force microscope

General Interest:

Direct bonding of organic materials

Lab on a Chip

Microfluidics Group:

Dynamics of microfluidic droplets

Week of July 26, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (19 July 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Anthony:

Pore-size dependence of the thermal conductivity of porous silicon: A phonon hydrodynamic approach

General Interest (?):

Visualization of droplet departure on a superhydrophobic surface and implications to heat transfer enhancement during dropwise condensation

DNA separation on surfaces

Week of July 19, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (12 July 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 August 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Anthony:

Distribution of flow-induced stresses in highly porous media

Lab on a Chip

Theresa and Vicki:

Polymersome production on a microfluidic platform using pH sensitive block copolymers

Week of July 12, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (5 July 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Laser initiated thermal tuning of a cholesteric liquid crystal

General Interest/Microfluidics group:

Elastocapillary fabrication of three-dimensional microstructures

Week of July 5, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (28 June 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 July 2010)

Lab on a Chip

Ying and Shelley:

Patterning microfluidic device wettability using flow confinement

Sharon:

Thermocapillary actuation by optimized resistor pattern: bubbles and droplets displacing, switching and trapping

Creation of cavitation activity in a microfluidic device through acoustically driven capillary waves

The Anna Group:

Hydrophilic PDMS microchannels for high-throughput formation of oil-in-water microdroplets and water-in-oil-in-water double emulsions

Droplet freezing, docking, and the exchange of immiscible phase and surfactant around frozen droplets

General Interest (maybe):

Novel PDMS cylindrical channels that generate coaxial flow, and application to fabrication of microfibers and particles

Week of June 26, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (21 June 2010)

None

Week of June 21, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (14 June 2010) and Lab on a Chip (7 July 2010)

Lab on a Chip

Ying and Shelley:

Partial wetting gas–liquid segmented flow microreactor

Viet:

Optimized droplet-based microfluidics scheme for sol–gel reactions

Week of June 14, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (7 June 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 June 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Ying:

Directed rebounding of droplets by microscale surface roughness gradients

Lab on a Chip

The Anna group:

Functional patterning of PDMS microfluidic devices using integrated chemo-masks

General Interest (but mainly for the Anna group):

Better shrinkage than Shrinky-Dinks

Week of June 7, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (31 May 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Anthony:

A three-dimensional model of electrical percolation thresholds in carbon nanotube-based composites

Week of May 31, 2010

Applied Physics Letters (17 May 2010 and 24 May 2010) and Lab on a Chip (21 May 2010 and 7 June 2010)

Applied Physics Letters

Sourav:

Pretilt angle control and multidomain alignment of liquid crystals by using polyimide mixed with liquid crystalline prepolymer

Lab on a Chip

Nick:

In situ characterization of microdroplet interfacial properties in digital microfluidic systems

A double droplet trap system for studying mass transport across a droplet-droplet interface

Matt:

Nanopatterning molecularly imprinted polymers by soft lithography: a hierarchical approach

Shelley/Nick/Sharon:

Microfluidic device incorporating closed loop feedback control for uniform and tunable production of micro-droplets

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